We were tasked to create a User Interface to support South Africans of all ages and from all walks of life – easy to use and understand while incorporating the latest design trends. With Flat and Material Design trends all the rage, we had our work cut out for us – the traditional style of Skeuomorphism was reputably the best style for guiding users through an UI and help inexperienced users to cultivate behavior.
We gladly accepted this challenge and stated by a study of the elements of Skeuomorphism that trigger user behavior, as well as the reasons inexperienced users struggle more with the more popular and minimalistic Flat Design.
We combined our finding to produce a Design set and style guide, as well as storyboards.
Our UI and UX design process had two main focuses; a step-by-step wizard in the traditional sense spiced up with sleek, modern layout principles and robust reports presented as quick-view infographics.
For ease of use and to engage the users visually, we incorporate color codes into request queues for Octogen staff.
We fitted the system with data filters to ease the retrieval of information. Administrative reports will be fitted with an optional visual comparison to track and compare activity.
We kept the traditional convention of keeping the Account details in the top-right corner of the screen, and leverage the focus of this element to mitigate the common oversight of the hamburger menu – a behavior many users still have since Flat Design, and Mobile Design is less than a decade old.