Signal long-term commitment
Bowling pin pattern
High fidelity mockups
In the end, I went with Material's "self-select" model for onboarding. It felt like the best option for getting the users into viable profiles as soon as possible.
"The Self-Select model allows users to customize their first-run experience by making a short series of choices. This experience provides implicit education, giving the user a sense of control and vested interest in the screens to come."
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I went with a bottom navigation bar due to how few top-level destinations I had
Motion & microinteractions
"Motion is emotion"