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.
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.