Småland is IKEA’s in-house crèche facility in stores nationwide. Parents can leave their children with caretakers while they shop for as long as 90 minutes, free of charge. The new system would only be required as a desktop application. It would be operated by staff at the point of contact with the parents and carers and head office.
I was given the task to provide user focused visual design specification, user interface functionality, translate wireframes into data visualization, iconography, typography and conceptual design.
From receiving the business requirements and wireframes, I embraced and utilised UI best practices. Working closely with a business analyst and a small team of developers.
I learned a lot about enterprise software and how an extensive style guide and visual specification is essential for developers to create a cohesive product. I learned how important it was to give attention at each stage of the design process to create industry standards and best practice solutions for configuration pages, dashboards, widgets, panels, tables, etc. to build a new design system.
The client and product manager opted to deliver the project via the waterfall method.