UX 1.24 | Sprint 7 [2.15.2021–3.05.2021]

Photo by Kelly Sikkema

After incorporating our lessons from our sixth design sprint, we jumped into our seventh design sprint.

Team: 2 Designers (part-time)

Within this sprint, several of our developers found full-time jobs and no longer had bandwidth to support the project. This left us with only three part-time developers to push our platform to launch. To help with this process, our team decided to transition the remaining pages we still needed to build to use Material UI library components. This would reduce the number of components our developers need to build, and allow us to launch closer to our target date.

With this decision, our designers were awesome in quickly converting the remaining designs to leverage Material UI components so that our developers know what to build.

Selected Tasks:

  • Sign-Up Flow
  • Sign-In Flow
  • Page | Collaborator Manage Projects
  • Page | Collaborator Manage Tasks
  • Page | Collaborator Settings
  • Page | Collaborator Manage Projects
  • Page | Collaborator Manage Tasks
  • Page | Collaborator Settings
  • Page | Visionary (Organization) Dashboard
  • Page | Visionary (Organization) Linked Accounts Page
  • Page | Visionary (Organization) Settings
  • Page | Living Storybook (Project) Dashboard
  • Page | Living Storybook (Project) Edit Info
  • Page | Living Storybook (Project) Manage Tasks
  • Page | Living Storybook (Project) Settings

Key Learnings:

  • There were very few free Material UI Design Kits for Figma. This limited our ability to create designs that maximized the full library of Material UI components.
  • Since our team is going for speed, our designers leveraged similar components across all pages to minimize developer work. The downside in this approach is that the components are not as flexible so it was difficult to make them match our design system. This is fine as we can work to adjust designs after launching and testing with users.

Improvements for Next Sprint:

  • Communicate and respond to blockers ASAP.
  • Recruit more designers support.
  • Continue to make designs more consistent across web and mobile.

With our seventh sprint complete, we move onto our eighth sprint!

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