I decided to make a simple slideshow to cover the entire CloudForge UX process.
Let’s move this whole app onto a new platform and put an entirely new UX/UI on it within 6-8 months.
It’s gotta have EVERYTHING that the current app does because we have a lot of legacy customers. It’s not a new app.
A site map/flow diagram for CloudForge.
We defined the personas by actually calling the customers and asking them some questions about who they are. Connecting with people is what usability is about.
A wireframes/prototype set for CloudForge.
Run your ideas by your users. Make sure that you’re addressing their pain.
I spend a lot of time in FireWorks it gives me close to pixel perfect really fast.
Lean UX/UI happens over versions. It’s not a “throw it over the wall” and wait process.
Let’s implement some basic graphic design and user behavior principles to improve performance.
Let’s put all the info someone needs to make a decision up front. They can’t do everything from here but they can decide to and get there.
Let’s bring the services up front a bit. Some of them are upsets but some of them are simply value added.
Let’s break a complex process into manageable bites with a visible end.
Adding simple helper widgets, basic IA, and expected patterns makes the product familiar and trusted.
Remember that this is not a new product. We have thousands of legacy users that need to be carried over, not thrown over.
What a difference a day makes!