Phyn's mission is to create the tools to address issues before they start. They realized that technological innovation in preserving the world's most vital natural resource was lacking, so it is their goal to innovate in this space.
01/06 INITIAL CONTACT
When I was asked to work on a project that used artificial intelligence, I was excited about the opportunity to work with a technology that is still being explored.
I jumped into the middle of the project with the product requirements, timeline, and a lot of the high level features figured out for launch, so my role was to fill in any gaps resulting from use cases not accounted for during the initial planning.
The first feature we decided to tackled was the ‘Alerts’, which was the primary function of the app. After pages of sketches and hours of research, we were able to design a feature that was usable, intuitive, and scalable.
04/06 MORE SPRINTING
With the largest feature complete and handed off for development, the team went into designing the other features, as well as starting work on the information architecture for app settings.
05/06 DONE BUT NOT FINISHED
With all the designs completed, the team went into a design freeze. Phyn is currently in the development and testing phase of the project and is launching in the beginning of 2018 at CES. Update: Pilot is complete! Keep an eye out for the app soon! Phyn
06/06 STAYING THE COURSE
Dealing with a tight timeline and scope creep meant our ability to iterate was limited. Our largest setback came up during a design review where a technical limitation was pointed out. This caused us to take a step back and re-approach the workflow and it yielded a scalable solution, and eased our developer’s workload, putting us ahead of schedule. It was a challenging project that required a lot of improvisation and quick decision making. I'm proud of what resulted and am excited for user's to get their hands on the app.