Michael Walker designed a robust analytics platform that is easy to use on both desktop, tablet, and mobile.
I designed purpose-driven UI that makes a complex tool simple to use on both desktop and mobile.
How might we make it easy for users to segment and visualize complex data sets obtained from survey?
Took the lead on all UI deliverables (mockups, prototypes, ecosystem, brand adherence)
Worked closely with global teams to prototype, and design new components for the company material design kit
Incorporate patterns into all parts of final design
Design a portal that allows users to create, analyze, and edit custom surveys
Make the platform device agnostic: It should work on desktop, tablet, and mobile
Implement a dashboard UI and user-friendly backend that make it easy to filter and visualize data
Sandra Garrett Senior Visual Designer
David Santos Project Manager
Researched best practices for databases and survey tools
Researched responsive patterns to create a unified user experience
Anticipated persona needs while designing the platform
Initial plans for this expansive analytics platform included a custom survey design tool, a user portal, admin-only portals, and different data visualization tools. Clear, direct interface designs were needed to unify these different features and create a seamless user experience.
I designed dozens of components for the platform, including:
Multi-line input fields
Drop down menus
Multiple desktop and mobile variations of each component
Component Critique and Documentation
Designing a product at this scale required the work of many teams. To reduce redundancy I worked closely with global design colleagues to prototype and critique new components to make sure they would operate well on desktop, tablet, and mobile. I then documented these components and added them to the company material design kit. Below is an example of a stepper I produced before and after team critique.
Designing the Backend
After creating components, I designed the backed for the platform. Examples are shown below.
The end result was a unified analytics platform powered by on-brand responsive components. Because designs were catalogued, they can be used in templates to create an infinite number of layouts that correspond to user needs.
Status: The analytics platform was released successfully.
Reflection: The most challenging part of the project was understanding how users would leverage advanced analytics reporting features. If I could have done one thing differently, I would have asked for a demonstration of similar analytics reporting tools produced by the company.
Next Steps: The project is complete. I will continue to work with the team to update components and build new components as needed.
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