How to combine two cloud mapping products after Airware bought a competitor?
Map UI for customers in two very different target industries.
COMBINE CLOUD PRODUCTS
Make a single cloud UI serve Airware's insurance customers and Redbird's mining customers.
Original Airware Cloud - Insurance
Acquired Redbird Cloud - Mining
SOLVE ARCHITECTURE FIRST
I created this mental model document to solve confusion between eng, pm, and design.
HOW TO SELECT?
Here are two iterations on selecting site, area, map, and date
This is the main interaction design challenge.
I drastically simplified by nesting the date selector into the map selector.
COMPARE SURVEYS VIEW
The compare view has one of the biggest customer values.
Displays for measurement tools. This tool shows elevation between two points.
The UI was informed by observing users and is currently in dev. It's not instrumented much, so I'd rely on direct observation in the field as the best way to learn. We didn't have access to relevant users during the two month timeline.