Gmail x Frying an Egg
An experimental design process of taking the experiences and gestures from an object before the digital age, and evolving them forward to create a new, innovative digital interaction. This redesigned Gmail mobile app borrows the experiences and gestures of frying an egg.
"Crack" to Delete
Like two shells of an egg, use your two thumbs to pull apart and crack to delete an email.
Personalize with Colored Folders
Inspired by the ability to season and personalize an egg to your own taste and the gesture of turning a stove dial, these new colored folders allow the user to organize emails into separate categories for work, school, home, etc.
Un-replied Emails "Burn" and Self Delete
Frying an egg requires constant watch or you will risk burning it. Stay on top of your emails with this "burn and delete" feature.
Accomplishments for Your Work
You've just cook a tasty egg for yourself and now you get to eat and satisfy your hunger. Similarly, after an email is replied to, you'll receive a fun animation to reward and track your progress.
Below are the analysis's of the experiences and gestures of frying an egg that led to the conception of the redesigned Gmail app.