Skype's redesign release

December 26, 2015
Product redesign

Skype uses full-screen modal windows to release their product redesign. Here's what it looks like, step by step:

What we like: firstly, beautiful UI. Skype does a great job of creating aesthetic, design-consistent visuals. Secondly, the redesign walkthrough is brief, requiring only a few seconds of a user's attention. Lastly, the progress bar provides a tangible end point for users to work towards.

What we think could use improvement: there isn't much of a feature description in the first 3 windows, so users may not know the exact purpose or value of the new features. Also, there is not option for users to opt out of the redesign walkthrough, which may feel constricting for some.