Role: Designer 2, primarily User Experience design with prototyping and work with Front-End Devs coming into play.
Years: Early 2017 – Present
Workplace Analytics is the other hand of MyAnalytics. Where MyA is the individuals view, WpA is the overhead view, letting companies see where they're lacking in proper time management and whether certain teams are developing bad email/meeting/focus time issues.
This has had another series of mini-projects, with the largest being the creation of Solutions, a way in which to move the product not just from an Analytics tool but into a self-help tool. Wireframes of the process moved into final visual design, alongside prototypes to make sure the extras like responsiveness and motion were still thought of.
Other aspects of the product have included designs for the disabled experience, or what users come to when the product isn't working, further additions to the Explore pages for data scientists to really dive into data, and generally keeping track of the designs across the product and making sure they stay consistent.
I've really been pushing for the usage of Sketch and symbols here. We recently started using Lingo and I've been driving the push to make sure everything we make connects to it, so that similar concepts aren't repeated and that if we design a bar-chart in one section, a histogram in another section has a similar spirit.
Codepen Prototype One – Sometimes my work is simply getting our development to use more modern practices, such as SVG's over pngs and jpegs for images.
Codepen Prototype Two - Others are relatively simple examples of tables, but pushing for the usage of transitions and motion to improve the experience.
Codepen Prototype Three - While I do not consider myself a Front-end Developer, having knowledge of this lets me create these sort of motion prototypes to make sure that everyone understands the steps we are looking for in design.
Codepen Prototype Four - Microsoft products are often lacking in more complex motions. Again, prototypes like this help push for making things more modern and connecting with the larger language other products at Microsoft are pushing for.