For giggles, I took a crack at translating my Robinhood-inspired social + finance mobile designs into a web view. Please excuse the crappy logo.
This is the Homepage after logging in. In the gray “Action Module” bar running across the top of the page, you’ll find actions you can take. You can post a question, comment, purchase, or sale, mark yourself as feeling bearish or bullish about the market, pull up your social and trading activity mapped against market data, and search for stocks or friends. In the body/black area you’ll find feeds of your friend’s posts, industry news, the companies you follow, and recommendations for other people to follow.
Click on the pencil icon and it lengthens the post field providing more room to type a comment. Search-As-You-Type results surface below the comment in the “Action Bar” drop down and are triggered by an “@” symbol.
Here’s a look at the post animation.
The Search UX reacts in a similar fashion to the “Post” interaction and drops down categories of SAYT results including Ticker Symbol, Company Name, Industries, and People/Friends.