The SDN solution requires an intuitive, wizard-based user interface (UI) to manage private and public clouds, physical and virtual workloads and devices. The drawbacks of the previous UI included:
A key project goal was to redesign the UI to be scalable, visually appealing and easy to use while meeting our client’s business needs. The other goals needed to be met:
Our approach to building a user-friendly interface started with competitive and heuristic analysis and interviews with in-house experts. We gathered data about user needs, and defined user stories and journeys. Based on that knowledge, we designed low- and high-fidelity wireframes and created interactive prototypes. Finally, we tested the application with end-users and did design reviews iteratively. Our team of two UX designers worked closely with front-end and back-end developers to ensure that the new UI was designed and implemented properly. We used the following methodologies:
The team took an iterative approach to designing new functionalities and tweaking the existing ones in order to make them more intuitive and user-friendly.
This scheme presents our approach to the UI design process.