I just started my new job about a month ago and part of my responsibilities are to continue working on building out the features for our native app.
I’m having a bit of a hard time going back and forth with the previous designer on a new feature and how to approach it. He wants to stay consistent with the rest of the app which a ton of sense and I love consistency! I was wondering if we could test another visual treatment to approach the problem. He was a little hesitant since my suggestion will pretty much be something totally new.
He has spent a lot of time working on the look and feel of the mobile app and is transitioning to another team since I’m here now.
I feel like I’m a bit stuck in a box with what I’m able to experiment with since the look/feel of the app has pretty much been established and worried that if I add or try anything new, it might affect the app negatively. The reviews around usability of the app is generally really good.
What’s the best process for when you would like to introduce or experiment a new visual approach that’s not in the mobile app currently? When is it the right time to revisit the design?
Should I bother trying to redesign anything at this point in the mobile app if there aren’t issues in usability? Why fix something that’s not broke…
Should I just deal with it and stay consistent with the current visual look/feel and focus solely on the IA and UX?
Thanks in advance!!