Time Tracker

Ginmann
Ginmann
Jan 4 · 2 min read

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:

  1. Automate as much as possible so that people could complete time reports on the go.
  2. Deviate from the outdated enterprise look and elevate the experience.

Spend less time in the app

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.

Old iterations: trying to get the calendar states right.

“Blunt” design: You don’t need an indicator for every nuanced state, just say what you need to and let the other chips fall where they may.

Lead visual designer
Aug 2017
Stakeholder interviews, design thinking facilitation, user research, UI design and prototyping

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