It’s safe to say that most of us here at InVision are huge fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley. As cheerleaders for UI/UX design, we watched the events of season 3 in horror as Richard and company launched a poorly designed—and even more unacceptably user-tested—app.
Were you surprised when their user rate plummeted? Neither were we.
The answer for terrible user rates was obvious to designers—the Bangladeshi click-farm fiasco could have been avoided by implementing an effective design strategy from the beginning of the launch of Pied Piper, and definitely not as an afterthought.
We were curious—how would designers have changed Pied Piper’s UI/UX to make it more successful? To celebrate the recent premiere of season 4—and because we love website and app concepts so much—we’ve curated this roundup of our favorite Silicon Valley redesigns posted on Dribbble. Check them out!
Hooli Dashboard by Henrique Macedo. Okay, we know this isn’t Pied Piper, but we love this simple, clean dashboard concept for “the most respected brand in the world”.
Pied Piper Compression Cloud App by Rifayet Uday. Using the classic Pied Piper green, but in Rifayet’s own aesthetic. Awesome!
We love this beautiful Pied Piper Homepage concept by Kshitij Choudhary, and especially the use of the company’s slogan.
Pied Piper Logo Redesign concept by David Ly. “The small ‘P’ represents the universal compression algorithm that is the underlying technology behind the company.”
“Hey fellas, is it me or is it a bit chilly in here?” We love this Pied Piper native messenger concept by Justin Owen Jackson!
Pied Piper Branding Concept WIP by Leo Ventura. So great to see alternative color combinations for the classic Pied Piper logo.
BONUS: Did you know that the awesomely talented Dann Petty (yes, that Dann Petty) was approached by show makers to update the Hooli logo back in 2015? Rad!
HBO Silicon Valley — Hooli Logo by Dann Petty. In the words of Hooli CEO Gavin Belson, “In order to achieve greatness, we must first achieve goodness.” And this logo is great.
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Shakti is the Head of Content at Blueprint Registry. Before Blueprint Registry, she led social media marketing at InVision and is a trained chef. She loves space stuff, dogs, memes, chicken nuggets, and words.