Lotus Notes 8 is a suite that consists of mail, calendar, and contacts function combined with rich composite applications; providing users with a productive set of tools to get their work done.
My role for as a product designer was to lead the Contacts application and "people" component integration across the product. This redesign of Lotus Notes was the first to combine "live names" and Sametime (aka, instant messaging) integration throughout the suite. I provided design support for not only the Contacts application but anywhere a name appeared; this included type-ahead name fields, LDAP service integration, and more.
The sample screens show high fidelity comps that were based on my wireframes as well as in progress comps I created during the iterative design process.
LotusLive was IBM's first step into software as a service (SaaS). LotusLive is a cloud based application. It is a combination of applications set across a social collaboration context. Initial goals for the product were for business to business communication and collaboration. LotusLive has since been rebranded as IBM SmartCloud.
My role as product designer was to work closely with product stakeholders to define the visual analytics experience as well as the core social networking experience across the application.
The samples screens vary from high fidelity mock-ups of the Profiles and social networking system to the data visualization capability within the platform. I created interactions designs in the form of wireframes and basic hifi comps to communicate with various teams. The final high fidelity comps were produced by the visual designer on the team.
Lotus Connections 3.0 - 4.0
Lotus Connections is IBM's premier product for social business. The on premise web application serves as an internal collaboration tool with a strong social platform.
My role as product designer was to lead the design for the Profiles application while ensuring alignment of social networking and people interaction concepts across the collaboration product portfolio. I served as the designer for the product; working closely with stakeholders to ensure design details and goals were met. And, I also served as the subject matter expert for profiles and people components across the product portfolio; ensuring there was a consistent user experience for people and profiles across the products.
The sample screens are high resolution comps of version 4.0 and version 3.0. The Lotus Visual Design team culled a library of photoshop templates that the interaction designers could use to put together basic comps.
Lotus Connections Mobile
Lotus Connections Mobile was based on IBM's social computing platform, Lotus Connections. My role as Lead Designer was to work closely with a team of designers, development, and product management to ensure product goals and design intent was achieved. I served as the point of contact for key conversations and communication. My design role was to define the patterns for IBM's mobile collaboration apps with the focus on iOS and Android.
The sample screens show a mix of high fidelity mock-ups and wireframes.
Libretto was the code name for the social news reader version of Lotus Connections. The vision was to translate the social content of Lotus Connections, IBM's social platform, into a user friendly and visually appealing mobile application.
I worked closely with another UX designer and a Visual Designer on this project. The screens were shared with a group of valued customers and was very well received.
The sample images are high fidelity mock-ups as well as a couple of wireframes.
SAS Visual Analytics 7.x - present
SAS Visual Analytics is a data exploration, advanced analytics, and business reporting tool. My role has grown from a Contributing Designer to Lead User Experience Designer within the last 4 years. As Lead Designer, I ensure the overall experience of the product is consistent, achieves the design vision, and addresses product goals.
In this role, I work across teams to communicate design goals and serve as the point of contact for any questions, discussions, or issues with the overall product. I represent and work closely with several other designers to define the interaction patterns and functional design of the application.
The samples range from verison 7.x wireframes, next generation vision concepts, and wireframes for the actual next gen product. The high fidelity mock-ups are created by a visual designer based on wirefames provided by me. I am currently working with a team of designers on the next version that will be released later in 2016.