The Situation

The founders of WeatherBuild had observed firsthand that construction managers were relying on a combination of free weather apps and printed project schedules to make major decisions about safety conditions on their job sites. They had a vision for a product that merges data feeds from hyper-local weather sources and project management software to give managers real-time, actionable insights.

My Solution

I lead my team at Nonfiction through a UX design process that included research, rapid prototyping, and mobile interface design. We used customer research to develop primary use cases for the product and developed a high-fidelity prototype. We evaluated the prototype during a series of interviews with target customers. With the feedback gathered during those early validation sessions, we expanded the feature set and helped WeatherBuild successfully bring their iOS app to market.

  • I worked with the founders at WeatherBuild to define their target audience.
  • I documented user flows and built consensus with stakeholders around functional requirements.
  • I created wireframes and a coded prototype.
  • I designed the interface for the iOS app and a custom set of weather icons.
  • I used insights from the customer validation process to make iterative improvements as part of the engineering team’s continuous release cycle.

What I Did

  • Research
  • User Flows
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • UI Design

My discovery process helped to define and document the target audience and the requirements.

Multiple app architecture concepts were mapped early in the process.

Clickable wireframes were created to explore architecture options.

Customer feedback collected on the prototype informed a revision of the app UI, which was developed into the first iteration of the iOS app.

The UI design process generated a library of atomic Sketch components.

The designs are documented and shared with engineers through Zeplin.