A mobile app for tracking hours worked and expenses charged to projects.
As an enterprise application, the product came together largely through stakeholder interviews. I helped them summarize their key desires into two points:
- Spend less time in the app: Automate as much as possible so that people could complete time reports on the go.
- Modern look and feel: Deviate from the outdated enterprise look and elevate the experience.
The best design is a blunt design
The biggest temptation with app design is over-engineering. When design teams are down in the weeds, they often get caught trying to address every possible scenario, not realizing that sometimes the more blunt, “dumber” solution is the best way to go.
We went through several iterations on time entry, trying different ways to indicate overtime and different colors for different projects, but at the end of the day we went with more blunt indicators and interactions.
My role: Lead visual designer
Date: Aug 2017
Skills: Stakeholder interviews, design thinking facilitation, user research, UI design and prototyping