Apologies for the several posts in a row. I had one more thing on mind which I’d love to draw opinion on. I hate to compare between Starling and Monzo, though there’s a great difference in layout between these two screens showing a Sainsburys purchase.
I do admire simplicity, though typeface size, weight and style can really help to draw the eye to certain elements before others. Monzo makes great use of this in their layout (Left), whereas Starlings layout (Right) is considerably more basic with no particular element drawing the eye.
Additionally, there is a lot of white space in the Starling layout with everything being centrally aligned.
Finally, I can immediately see in the Monzo layout, exactly where I purchased my items. The Starling app requires a swipe down of the screen before the full map is revealed.
All of this is tremendously minor and finicky, though it does all contribute to the overall usability of the app as well as user satisfaction.
That’s all for now folks. Dan x