Brought on half-way through the project, I had 5 weeks to figure out a powerful but intuitive design
Tasked to design a product that would allow the client to easily create effective, informative and personalized business assessment tools for their customers.
Tight, 5-week time frame
Limited direct knowledge of stakeholders or users
I was the primary designer
Learning Axure, in-situ
The clickable prototype featured relatively complex logical processes and multi-layered hierarchical structures and navigation
I was the main designer developing the navigation, UI, wireframes and a final clickable, interactive prototype. I worked in tandem with an experienced Art Director.
Jumping into this project with initial concepting and ideations already in place was a daunting experience. I had a lot of catching up to do, in a short timespan.
Bringing me up to speed included a few vital customer and stakeholder interviews.
The high-level information architecture design had already begun to take shape. So I realized my first goal was to help define an effective process map and content hierarchy.
One of the most important considerations was that the end-user was also the client. I realized we’d be designing a template-like self-evaluation system that would be offered as a service to a variety of businesses and divisions: so needed to be fluid, yet quite robust.
Working out wireframe development helped me get a sense for the necessary elements that would tie the project together. I threw it all into Axure, and was able to refine the process flow interactions as I built out the logic for the UI.
Implementing persistent, hierarchical navigation menus, I began to create a flow that would allow the user to easily understand the process for creating specific, individualized tests for their clients.
The final clickable prototype showcased a full spectrum of customization, including functional mathematical coordinates, various interactive, highly customizable options,and components, and a master side-menu for easy global navigation. I also built a lo-fi mockup, that illustrated to the creator their personalized project with ease.
This project offered me a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and exposure to some rich levels of complexity, including the logic of Axure.
Upon completion, I had:
developed a practical and empowering information architecture presented in wireframe format;
refined a relatively complicated hierarchical navigational flow suited to the technical savvy of the users that effectively led a user through the steps to completing a powerful project;
acquired a fluency with the complex logic processes and functions of Axure;
effectively solidified a complex, abstract system of requirements into a final intuitive user interface;
offer a final product that met with universal praise from a very discerning client.
With more time, I would:
Continue to refine the UI and simplify the presentation of the main offerings;
Finish the full interactive clickability of the prototype in Axure;
Expand and build out the mockup presentation of the completed project;
Create the actual final mockup of the project itself.