Twitter 280

For over 10 years Twitter had a hard character limit of 140 characters. With some detailed data analysis, we discovered some trends that users were experiencing paint points and trying to cram all their thoughts into the last few characters depending on the language they Tweet in. We needed a way to change a character limit depending on language input, but we didn't know what language you're about to type in.  My role was to create a design that displayed how much you've typed without showing a number.

Read my full breakdown of the process on Twitter's Design Blog

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Animated explorations

There were many open questions about how to abstract the counter.
When it should appear and how to convey the concept lead to lots of explorations.
I created over 25 different animated prototypes. These are a few examples.