My recent blog post on Maybank’s website disaster has received a lot of shares and reads. More than 10,000 unique readers in less than 72 hours of it being published. Thank you so much for the support.
Being a designer myself, I was quite tempted to do a mock up of a new Maybank2u design when one of my readers shared a link with me.
This amazing designer, Shaza Hakim of Stampede Design has actually created a beautiful mock up of Maybank2u. It is obvious from her work that a lot of thought was put in the design. This is how a redesign should be, maintaining a similar look and feel, user-friendly and an interface that is intuitive and actually makes the whole online banking process easier.
Take a look at the login screen below:
A very clean interface, using the yellow and black corporate colours of Maybank. A few things I love about this look is:
- Very clean fonts and layout
- Beautiful use of colour
- Clear call to action buttons located properly (login, signup)
- Also love the fact that the “Help” info is immediately visible should the user face difficulty.
If there are any recommendations, it would only be a suggestion to place the login form on the right portion as oppose to the left. She has also redesigned the Account page which I think is sheer brilliant. Check it out below.
- Menu is clearly visible at the top with the “Logout” link.
- At one glance, I am able to find information that is useful to me such as summary of all my accounts, latest transactions and even quick links for “Recent Activities”
- The genius touch here is the function on the bottom left called “Quick Transaction”. A user can actually select one of the transaction types and make a quick transaction, drastically reducing the number of clicks needed to usually perform such actions.
Some of her comments on the design:
As a regular user, I focused on tasks I tend to use most: checking my account balance, transferring money and paying bills. Some of these simple information are buried deep into the existing Maybank2u website and require 4-5 clicks to get to.
My favourite function of this new design is the Quick Transaction panel. It will allow me to do transaction from anywhere on the site. I can also add recipient on the fly by clicking on the +Add New link.
Now this is what we call a re-design with a proper user interface and some thought process behind the design. It actually enhances the user experience, not mess it up. Kudos to Shaza for this piece of work! Somehow I wish someone from Maybank can actually see this and get this design for the online banking interface.
Do you have a design of Maybank2u you wish to share?
Kindly attach them in the comments below. I’d love to see what ideas are out there and how we can crowd source a superb design for Maybank2u. They may not give a damn but at least we can go to sleep tonight doing some virtual transactions on the imaginary layout above.