For my final blog post in this series, I would like to talk about my YouTube Subscription Manager Redesign Concept.
This was a project outside of my university studies in which I wanted to think of new ways to be able to help categorize and simplify YouTube’s subscription manager. I did this by reorganizing the dashboard concept of the subscribed channels.
The big problem with your subscription list is that inside of your YouTube subscriptions interface, there is only a single way to view your subscribed channels. Many people like myself have hundreds and possibly even thousands of subscribed channels. And the only way to see your subscribed channels are in a giant list all viewed in alphabetical order. You can end up scrolling endlessly, and it is quite hard to find the channel you’re looking for.
After a few different brainstorming sessions, one of the ideas I came up with was a concept that would help to organize the users accounts subscribed channels. With this new design you’re able to easily see the total number of subscribed channels, most frequently visited channels, recently subscribed channels, and lastly, the joined channels you are a paid member of.
This new design is a much more organized way to view the different activities on your account. You can even see details such as when you first encountered or watched a video of the channel, when the first subscribed date, notification status, last visited date, and a list to show all of the subscribed channels. And here, you are also able to easily unsubscribe to a channel if that is something you want to do.
This dashboard is a concept idea, and can sort through your whole subscribed channels list, or your most frequently visited list. You also have the option to see more in-depth analytics on your account.
I was very happy with the final outcome. After this project, I became very interested in designing dashboards that would help to improve the user interface.