Do you have what it takes to design a smartphone UI feature? No, this is not a new game show. OnePlus encourages fans to develop a new feature for Oxygen OS. It is not as easy as “X would be cool”. You need to go through a simplified version of the process that OnePlus Product Managers must deal with on a daily basis.

To participate, you must create a Product Requirements Document (PRD) to answer these four key questions:

  • Who are the users?
  • What is the proposed function?
  • What is the user value?
  • If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?

You’ll need to provide details on how to implement your function, explain the logic, and provide sketches that follow the progress of the user interface.

Here is an example from Gary C. (It describes in detail the functionality of the tags that are placed in the application box). Gary and other Oxygen OS team members examine your ideas and select the best ones.

You must provide design sketches like these to explain how your function works. You must provide design sketches like these to explain how your function works. You must provide design sketches like these to explain how your function works.
You must provide design sketches like these to explain how your function works.

The winner will be announced in mid-March and the team will work on it! Once this is done, the company will present the feature at one of its launch events (and receive a VIP invitation with a paid fare).

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