Reality Check:
Our team looked at the project and helped the client realize that “mobile-first” wasn’t a strong enough constraint.

There were so many variations on size, and future unknowns that the problem deserved to be broken into the correct steps.

Step 1: Working with existing data analytics and recommending a useful transition of platforms, I guided the client to a phased deliverable approach that would meet the project timelines.
Step 2 - Extend the design
In the following phase of the project, I guided our design team to broaden the layouts to work easily on mobile, and deepen our design library to be re-usable in future pages.

Industry research and general usability principles helped us place the mobile principles for this project:

Consistent: Users would benefit from more consistent experience instead of relearning a conceptually different redesign.

Readable: Focusing on simpler and larger presentation of information over additional visualization or denser content.

Extendable: The design emphasized re-usable elements to allow for rapidly bringing future components to market.
Step 3 - Building and the Future
The implementation phase rolled iteratively, supporting all desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms, and ready to adapt to the next generation of devices.
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Enterprise Platform Responsive Design

Major application redesign and build-out for a large financial client, to rethink their entire client-servicing platform.

The Challenge:
Their original goal was to eventually allow the platform to “go mobile”.. without having a concrete strategy.

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Freelance, Full-time
Will Budreau
User Experience Architect Orlando, FL