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Disney+ Unveils UX Changes

Disney unveiled a few novel UX features on the second anniversary of Disney+. The first is “Inline Hero” which is a horizontal collection of content from the same intellectual property. Previously, collections such as the “Walt Disney Animation Studios” collection or the “Pirates of the Caribbean collection” were single tiles similar to how a movie or television show would be displayed as a single tile. Now, collections are displayed in the “Inline Hero” display meaning that they are full rows of content with an accompanying thematic background.

(Poster Row)

Disney also now offers “Poster Row” which is a row of clickable movie poster displays meant to emulate the experience of walking up to a theatre. Lastly, Disney revitalized their brand landing pages showing off new “custom, updated into videos” for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

Disney elaborated on the process that forged their design changes saying they engaged in,

  • “Time-sensitive brainstorm for feasible solutions.
  • Rapid prototyping of best solutions.
  • Engagement across all five studio creative teams
  • Parallel tracks for motion and static art — the trust required to successfully iterate blindly and simultaneously is huge on both sides.
  • Partnership with Development where Product Design volunteered research, troubleshooting, and potential solutions to minimize FED time implementing code based updates and improvements required for the ideal state.
  • QA teams reviewing all platforms and environments.
  • Programming collaborating with Prototype team to create interactive prototypes for both Executive Reviews and Interactive QA Motion & Design References featuring content grids”

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Disney+

Disney+ is a new ad-free video streaming service which offers exclusive series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Disney unveiled that their streaming service will debut in the U.K. on March 24th, 2020.

The Disney streaming service will cost £7.99 / month, or £79.99 / year (£6.67 / month).

The app supports 4K streaming, unlimited downloads, 4 simultaneous streams, up to 7 profiles, with hundreds of avatars for your personal profile.

The first year will include 25 new original series, 10+ movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault. New releases like “Toy Story 4”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin” and classics like “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella” will be available to stream.

The company announced original shows and movies that will be available at launch, including the $100 million 8-episode Star Wars spin-off, “The Mandalorian”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According To Jeff Goldblum,” “Lady and the Tramp,” and “The Imagineering Story.”

You can see the full list of available Disney, Disney Channel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo shows and movies, or all available Disney Plus content by checking out our Disney+ Streaming Movie List.

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