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Teamup Redesign, 2017

Skills

  • Information architecture
  • UX design
  • Responsive UI design
  • Accessible design
  • Icon design
  • Copy writing

Tools

  • usabiliTEST
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Zeplin
  • InVision
  • Medium

Artifacts

  • Card sort dendrograms
  • Content maps
  • Mockups
  • Interactive prototypes
  • Icon SVGs
  • Customer-facing blog post

Problem

The teamup provider portal’s content architecture had not been updated in several years, and as a result of many new features being added over that period, the navigation had grown unwieldy. This meant that features were hard for our customers to find, resulting in support calls and frustration that commonly-used actions were difficult to access. In addition, UI elements were not consistent (there were three different treatments for tabs, for example) and the visual design felt outdated.

initial sketches

Initial sketches and dendrogram results of IA card sort.

Solution

I began by asking our support team to participate in a card sorting exercise to lay the foundation of a more customer-centered information architecture model, then added on to that by using Google Analytics to identify the most commonly accessed features. As I validated that model using one-on-one customer interviews, I used existing Jira tickets and industry research to begin a visual redesign of existing features while adding requested functionality. Working closely with the front-end developers and using accessibility tools like WebAIM, I created a style guide in both InVision and Zeplin that included responsive layouts.

Once we started launching the redesign in phases, I began writing posts for the company blog to keep customers in the loop.

Zeplin style guide

A page from the style guide, exported from Sketch using the Zeplin plugin.

Result

With a small team, we’ve managed to maintain a consistent cadence of releasing redesigned sections of the site in conjunction with functional upgrades and back end improvements. The customer feedback has been positive, and seeing regular improvements to both the look-and-feel and the functionality has helped close the loop between the support team and the product team.

before and after of customer list page

Before and after of customer list page.

before and after of consumer page

Before and after of consumer-facing mobile schedule.