Software Product Design

QuickBase—the robust cloud-based platform software of Intuit was full of brains, and no aesthetic beauty. My team and I were instantly won over by her intellect and fascinating depth of capabilities. Our design goal was to give QuickBase one persona so that our customers could effortlessly "intuit" how to build their own databases, exactly as they needed them to be.  With this came cohesive layout structures, information hierarchy, and responsive layouts.

The design approach centered around; user personas, a vision board, our  brand story, defining our unique design principles, and a pattern library.

Our Basic Interface Design— This sketch communicates big-visual-design enhancements with minimal engineering effort. 

 Shared vision—We often fear change, even if we ask for it. This mockup was created to help our engineers and planning teams understand that visual upgrades didn't have to mean redesign. And, that dramatic improvements could be made with minimal impact and limited resources.

Shared vision—We often fear change, even if we ask for it. This mockup was created to help our engineers and planning teams understand that visual upgrades didn't have to mean redesign. And, that dramatic improvements could be made with minimal impact and limited resources.

A snapshot of some early-stage process work.

Customization Needs

Exploration of how a client (such as Puma) might customize their management portal, and how the same content might appear on a smaller screen. 

App Building and Customer Permissions

One of the largest pain points I observed in our customers, was moving from one application to another. It was cumbersome, and didn't offer the "work in multiple apps without losing your place" model that we had promised. I created a series of these sketches to resolve that issue. What you see here is high fidelity so that we could begin user testing and gain insightful feedback.

 Mobile Experience

Mobile Experience

Onboarding, Guidance, and Education

Teaching is a passion of mine—not in a traditional lecture sense, but the cadence for delivering information. This proposal for on-boarding is designed to help customers see that QuickBase is complex, but manageable. 

 Our product had no broad-overview. I designed this one-pager to help our customers understand documentation more easily. Sometimes people just need orientation, not lessons.

Our product had no broad-overview. I designed this one-pager to help our customers understand documentation more easily. Sometimes people just need orientation, not lessons.

Scenarios + Specifications

Above and below are examples of spec work for new product features. They detail a few key functions, and a variety of states. They are created for engineers and product managers, and paired with a more detailed write up.