While on the BigInsights team, a product that focuses on big data and is built on the Hadoop platform, I worked closely with two other designers to create a mobile application called BigSheets Anywhere. While this was a sprint project, it was a wonderful way to explore how a robust product that focused on working with huge data sets could be translated into an application for your iPad. Which pieces would be the most important to the user? How much would they actually want to do on the small space of an iPad? After as many sketches, wireframes, and high fidelity designs that we could fit in the short amount of time, the final prototype was shown in a main stage demo at an IBM conference, Insight in October, 2014.
Co-designer: Eunice Chung
Sketching was done collaboratively, continuously, and rapidly. Here are a few sketches of the project (the whiteboard sketch was done hand-in-hand with Eunice Chung):
Wireframing was also done as a team, with daily (if not hourly) diverging and converging of ideas to create the final end to end flow. Below are some examples of early wireframes we created:
We worked together to explore various ways to visually design the application. We knew that we needed the design to stay visually related to the desktop application, but wanted to give the mobile application a brighter, friendlier appearance. Here are some visual explorations:
For the project, we worked hand in hand with a developer, Albith "Joel" Figueroa to bring our designs to life. Through daily playbacks and constant interaction, Joel was not only able to create a strong prototype, but also greatly contributed to some of the innovative interactions and dynamic visualizations that we had not thought were possible. Below are some images taken by Joel as he tested out the prototype:
All of this effort was leading up to the IBM conference, Insight, that took place October 25 - 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. A developed prototype was showcased on the main stage before an audience of thousands. Below are a few of the screens from the final prototype: