I’ve carried out full design process with the core team, including the business leader, product manager and developers. I actively involved all stakeholders during the process, which took less than a month.
We ran several ideation workshops and created basic prototypes. I took the product manager when conducting guerrilla user tests in the Mumbai coffee shops and co-working spaces, such that she would experience the findings first hand. After further analysis of the user tests, I worked on higher fidelity mock-ups and retested our designs, which lead to optimised mock-ups.
Working with a talented and visionary product team has been a real privilege. Participating in a society and workplace that is different than the Northern European culture has been enriching and taught me to adapt my communication style to the environment.
We managed to create some solid designs in a relatively short amount of time which enabled the product team to continue their development.
I worked with a Maltese product team and designed a stand-alone responsive web based platform from scratch. I executed a full UX process and showed the organization the value of an elaborate design process. I worked closely together with the product owner and development team but also involved employees that were not directly assigned to digital product development.
The product manager gave me full responsibility and trust. She only provided the global direction. This had a great effect on my dedication, motivation and results. This was my first project under supervision, after I’ve been a supervisor myself for many years. It made me realise that it’s the manager’s responsibility to influence and facilitate and not to persuade and provide.