Designing profile page can be very challenging. There is no correct or wrong answer before you push it out to your users. While there are many best practices, ultimately it comes down to what you want your user to take away from your profile page that you are designing.
Sometimes it can be tempting to throw as much information as possible, but that could prove to be fatal to the retention rate of the users.
So far, im loving the design of AirBnb the best:
Reason: Not only its clean, and slick, it has a customized touch by adding a funky font to user’s name, giving it a very personalized feel, which is uniquely AirBnB, and not the normal times new romans or arial font which is adopted by a lot of other websites. The profile picture also adopts a polaroid kind of design. I also love the verification box as well, which subtly prompts me to verify as many social media platform as possible onto their service, just to make my profile page looks nicer.
Which brings me to the next point, I think ultimately, a good user interface for a profile page is one that makes user want to add more stuffs and info onto it, one that allows user to have ownership on it. AirBnB has done that very well. And look at about.me, where users can create and showcase their own achievement in their own way of expressing them, where it is very popular among users who wanna have their own landing page. Not only does about.me give all the flexibility for users to express their creative self, but it also allows them to list down all their achievements and all the awesome stuffs that they do.
These are the little little things that I give deep thoughts these past 2 days while redesigning our Lunchsparks user profile page.
Anyone to bounce idea with?