Engineering Excellence Events

2014 project: A Windows Phone app for an internal Microsoft group.

lumia-events

Role

UX Architect

Problem

The client had an internal communication platform in which events (talks, training, workshops) for engineers were posted. However, engineers were not using the platform. The main reason was that the platform was a dated Sharepoint site, and users simply were not attracted to the look and complicated interface of that platform.

Solution

Together we planned an app focused exclusively in making it easier to consult the schedule of these events. It's based on a calendar-news approach. The app presents the different events in tiles, each one leading to an extended view of the schedule, sessions and speakers.


Flow Map

Note: This is not the annotated version of the wireframes. Feel free to reach out if you want to know more about this project.

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Highlight

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The client was really happy with this control right here. And this is why UX Portfolios are difficult, it's not about the wireframe, but about the solution. I'll try to explain it here, but feel free to reach out and let's talk a bit more about it:

One of the biggest problems with the Sharepoint site the client had, was that their Events system is complex and the corporate approach of Sharepoint was not serving their needs. For example, some events last from 1 to 7 days, and each day has different sessions, and on top of that sessions can exist in different "tracks" (read: locations, buildings).

I designed a control based on grouping all sessions under this hierarchy:
(at the Sessions screen) Sessions are grouped by day, then by tracks, then you can toggle the control to uncollapse and display the sessions. This hierarchy lets engineers follow an intuitive way (like a folder structure) to find sessions closest to them.


Juan F Mena

Juan F Mena

Senior Interaction Designer contracting @ Disney
j@72mena.com