In 2012, Workshare launched an MVP mobile version of their Secure File Sharing web app. One year later, I was in charge of the redesign of the application. I started designing the iOS app and subsequently worked on the Android version. Working with a Product Manager and a remote development team, establishing a constant and precise communication strategy was crucial to the project’s success. To this end, I produced interactive prototypes for each solution and feature I designed.
This strategy allowed me to verify user assumptions quickly and efficiently. Additionally, the prototypes ensured accurate communication of the final results to the team once the design of a UI or animation was complete. Through this approach, we were able to work with stakeholders, developers and real users efficiently, since they could see and ‘touch’ the results of an iteration immediately after a series of feedbacks.
The prototypes were built following a practical approach: when a new feature was prioritized and assigned to design, I created some initial sketches to quickly capture and visualize ideas. Following a critique with fellow designers, product manager and developers, the best concept was selected. If needed this concept was digitalized in an interactive prototype. Once the solution was confirmed, annotated wireframes and UI designs were created. Finally, the designs underwent a final round of critique and demo to developers.