Kindle Library Management
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With ten years in the market, Kindle readers had hundreds of books in their libraries, making organizing their library a major pain point. Readers wanted an easy way to arrange and filter their books, from different content types to collections and most importantly a way to mark books as read and hide them from the view. With the introduction of Kindle Unlimited, Prime Reading and public library lending, readers wanted a way to see only those books in their library as well as a way easily return books from within the apps.
I worked on the reader journey, detailed flows and designs, presented them to executives and senior stakeholders gaining buy-in. I led two major usability research studies, one for the overall usability of the filters and sorting options as well as the mark as read feature and it's behavior for readers that linked their libraries with Goodreads. The second, testing the acceptance of the algorithm to backfill read books in libraries so readers won't need to go back and manually mark books as read fine tuning it with a technical project manager and developers. I refined the designs and details across the Kindle iOS and android apps as well as Kindle e-reader and Amazon Fire devices, updating the library navigation bar to better support localization, updating the filter and sort menu patterns to support scalability, and defined new Kindle design patterns to display filtered views, bottom sheets and toasts. I created design specs for the engineering team, working with them to build the changes.