Yen: The Power of Making It Smaller

The rise of social networks gave us the ability to expand our relational networks to a near-infinite ceiling.

This, of course, has some utility but we know that real life is done in much smaller and more intimate settings.

Groups, naturally, were at the very forefront of our design-thinking when we started putting ideas into code for Yen and creating a robust Group system was an uncompromisable part of our product.

We’ll share more about how we want to implement this feature later, but, one of the neat things that we’ve thought about doing is allowing the user select the groups they want to share their content with, at the time of creation:

Why? Because not all of your groups need to know all of the same pieces of information. Just as you would only share cute (naked) baby pictures with a close group of friends and family you wouldn’t do the same with the larger and more general populace.

This, again, follows natural human behavior as we have many different (and lovely) concentric circles of relationships. 

In our case, perhaps you only want to share very specific cryptocurrency activities with certain particular groups… or perhaps you want to share your general hypotheses and market reactions to the larger public so that you can engage and learn about other’s opinions on the matter.

Who knows?

Here’s another design concept that we came up with:

All we want to enable you to do is to match your already normative behavior with a tool that does the same.