I like Monzo’s clear and crisp design, removing most of the clutter away from the main parts of the app to allow us to easily access what is important… however the clutter is sometimes necessary to carry out a task and it’s horrible to have to go digging through a random list of “less important” items to find what you want to do.
Take, for example, the settings page on Android:
We start off with nice clear sections with lines between (some of) the different items, and the items all have nice headers: profile data (line) address, notifications, limits, bank account details.
Then we move into our next element type, blue text and one of them has a subheading for some reason?
Then back to our sections with headings and then buttons (but no lines anywhere this time) toggle buttons on some settings (I don’t have any issues with some toggle buttons and some not though) but then we get down to tax residency and then Monzo labs… an entirely separate type of element which is also the only one with an icon (and also strange padding imo on that icon) before we get down to an entirely different section of different types of buttons with lines in between each button and then at the bottom (off image) we get a few lines of unsorted information…
This isn’t the only Monzo UX I’m not a fan of but, that can be saved for PM’s if people want a larger break down of a stranger’s opinion on the internet
In my opinion, this isn’t good enough and Monzo is far, far better than this and this settings menu has just become a product of laziness “Oh great we’ve finished CASS support… where are we putting it? Guess the settings menu will do” picks random element type and plops it in
I do understand how much time and effort goes in to just adding one small button on the settings menu and I appreciate Monzo’s size and how much they’re doing despite UX but… as a UX designer I know that they can do better and some other fintech startups already are.
– If you don’t share the same opinion or don’t really care, that’s all fine, I was just sharing mine, as always feel free to share your own below! –