Visualizing.org is portal site of data visualizations made by passionate and skilled people using open data and sharing them under Creative Common Licenses.
In 2010 I had worked on redesigning Visualising.org focussing mainly on the player. But when we are to design something so specific, it is very hard not to consider designing with whole interface. For this gig I wasn’t just delivering wireframes, I was delivering the final look and feel as well the design of all functionalities and experience. I was wearing two hats: Ui/Ux Designer and Visual Designer collaborating closely with the developer who was also wearing many hats. That is how we work in startup world. Its super cool because we get to do many things we can do instead of doing one thing and then passing the product to another colleague who will do his/her thing etc.. in a chain of production. Startup mode is more like “sur mesure” by craftsmen.
I’m excited that many of the elements I had included in my design made their way to the live site! I also love how everything has its place, well labelled and efficient contributing to a better organization of the information as well as a better experience!
Uoload your work is my favorite part and was a puzzle to design!! But I am so happy about the outcome, it looks so elegant!
How we worked.
The team is in Brooklyn NYC in a super cool co-sharing space in downtown Brooklyn and I was here, in Montreal. So we worked remotely, chatting regularly on Skype or on Gchat. Our process was in Agile and it worked like a charm! Every two weeks we would have designs and prototypes to look at and iterate. User testing was sort of live because as soon as we’d put something live we’d have a very generous community to give us feedback.
I love Visualizing.org’s mission and initiative and really support their cause. I wish them all the success and an open future.