Designing a Mobile Platform

Jon Rundle
Jul 8 · 9 min read
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The beginning of our mobile journey

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We had a vision of a future where everything could exist under one roof, inside of a unified mobile app.

Blue sky design concepts

By shedding the constraints of what currently existed, product scope, and engineering schedules, we put form to an abstract vision — something that wouldn't have been possible if we limited ourselves to working inside predetermined guardrails.

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Early concept of Envoy Mobile

Mistake #1: Designing for tomorrow instead of today

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This profile screen didn’t need to exist for a Deliveries only product

Ultimately we had forced a multi-product focused design into a single product mobile app.

Back to the drawing board

We took a step back and again utilized design to visualize how a more unified approach could be accomplished.

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Focusing in more on the office as a guiding concept

Mistake #2: Too much blue sky designing

Finding value

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Feeling confident in knowing we now had value for each of our different user types is what ultimately helped us feel ready to pull the trigger on building this complex product.

Finally, time to ship

Going live

Because we focused on the right things, we were able to build more in six months than we were able to do in the previous years combined.

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Envoy Mobile 1.0

Envoy Design

Stories and ideas from designers that challenge the…

Thanks to Keaton Taylor, Katie Riley, Amy Devereux, and Tina Xu

Jon Rundle

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Product Designer @envoy, founder @trebleapps. Follow me on Twitter: @jonrundle

Envoy Design

Stories and ideas from designers that challenge the workplace status quo.

Jon Rundle

Written by

Product Designer @envoy, founder @trebleapps. Follow me on Twitter: @jonrundle

Envoy Design

Stories and ideas from designers that challenge the workplace status quo.

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