UX challenge: transfer money between accounts
Filed under #ux and #challenges
Recently my bank delighted me by replacing the steps to transfer money between my own accounts by a vastly simplified version. Here's what the old version felt like:
Step 1: First move to the transfer tab.
Step 2.1: Open the drop down to select an account to transfer money from
Step 2.2: Select the account to transfer money from
Step 2.3: Touch Select
Step 3.1: Select the account to transfer money to
- Step 3.2 and 3.3: repeat step 2.2 and 2.3.*
Step 4: click on the amount field, then type an amount and click OK (yes, I'm feeling generous here).
Step 5: finally click transfer
This gets old really fast but I wasn't aware just how bad it was until an improved flow showed up as part of the beta program that I participate in.
I'll leave this here in case anyone wants to give it a stab, and I'll try to get around to posting their solution.
BTW: illustrations are created using the excellent excalidraw, open source and reasonably easy to work with.
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