Wearables are Here to Stay
It is no surprise that Intel has a desire to inspire average Joes to put their creative caps on and come up with interesting ideas. I was part of a team given the task of creating a website for their worldwide talent search "Make It Wearables". The winners of the contest would share over a million dollars in prize money.
Frog Design was tasked with most of the flourishes on the front end, and I was brought in to help with the architecture in the backend. The plan was to invite users from all over the globe to contribute their ideas for wearables projects in two tiers of involvement. After which, judges were introduced to pick the winners of the various cycles.
There were four different user types that needed to be trained about how to be successful in this contest. From forming teams, to promoting Captains, to meeting deadlines, we wanted to create an experience that would help groups succeed. A very important part of this app was designing the email retargeting throughout the process to keep everything on track.
A Flexible Backend
Users needed to be able to add, edit and delete projects, and team captains also needed the ability to add, edit and delete team members. Through a series of flow documents, the UX team was able to communicate with developers to ensure that the user was having a delightful experience while using the dashboard.