Profile is a modal view which is a container that holds various user and app specific settings and allows the user to customize their app experience.
A. Profile header (Optional)
Profile header can contain items that provide more information about the user such as a profile image, user’s name, job title etc. If a profile image is not available then the user’s initials can replace the image.
Header can also contain an action that the user can take immediately such as changing the profile image, starting/ending a work shift.
Settings may include user’s personal information, app specific preferences like units of measure, permissions and notification preferences. It allows the user to edit and personalize their experience in interacting with the app.
C. App information
Group the general information such as about, legal, feedback together under the App information section. If the app only has a version number in the about section, then include it at the bottom of the main profile screen.
D. Sign out and Sync
Include a way for the user to sign out of the app. In demo mode, this is used to exit the demo.
A manual sync button can also be included in this section.
For apps that use flat navigation, the user profile is generally accessible on the main screen of each content category, with a touch target placed in the upper-left corner of the screen.
In apps that use hierarchical navigation, the user profile is accessible only from the main entry screen, with a touch target placed in the upper-left corner of the screen.