Category Industry What we did Platform Project scope Project cost
Enterprise IT, Database IT Redesign, Usability Training Web 20 screens & reports, training $8,000

User Interface Design low cost usability improvement before and after: portfolio sample from Two Rivers Consulting, Web Application UI Design/UX/IxD Firm in Boston, MAWe worked with this client periodically over many months to make "low hanging fruit" improvements to their user experience design and to the reports that their products generated. We helped the engineering team when they were having trouble coming up with design concepts, created mockups so that we could try out new ideas, and we reworked designs that were in trouble. We also taught them how to set up and run usability studies so that they could gain expertise in-house and benefit from a constant flow of user data.


User Interface Design low cost usability improvement before and after: portfolio sample from Two Rivers Consulting, Web Application UI Design/UX/IxD Firm in Boston, MA

BEFORE (Thumbnail above)

While each entry in the report is regular, the row shading overwhelms the report. It's difficult to scan for anomalies and users disliked the fact that it would only print on Landscape paper.

AFTER

Not only does the newly designed report fit on a Portrait page setup, but the data is easier to read and scan.


User Interface Design low cost usability improvement before and after: portfolio sample from Two Rivers Consulting, Web Application UI Design/UX/IxD Firm in Boston, MA

BEFORE

This database table inspector user interface did not present the orientation cues in a way that users picked up. The navigation controls were scattered, and some complained that it took too much scrolling to view the contents of the database table.


User Interface Design low cost usability improvement before and after: portfolio sample from Two Rivers Consulting, Web Application UI Design/UX/IxD Firm in Boston, MA

AFTER

The revised user interface strengthened the orientation cues and broke the list of tables into three columns. The controls that allow the user to take the next logical action are grouped in the yellow area. As for the visual style, it's from the Web 1.0 era.