Launch strategy

Signal long-term commitment
Network effect
Bowling pin pattern 
Invitation only?
Incentivise mentors?

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."

Mentees may be looking for help with personal or professional growth


I went with a bottom navigation bar due to how few top-level destinations I had


Motion & microinteractions

"Motion is emotion"