About HR Acuity

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The Introduction

HR Acuity is a vendor Human Resources service product targeted towards small companies to run their HR division. The company was founded by former HR professionals who wanted to take their experience within the industry and provide it to small companies who may not know how to run a HR organization. The Company had not updated its product since the early 2000s and decided it wanted to modernize their current offerings, expand their reporting abilities, and add in professional service tips that have been learned over the years.

THE Project

The goal of the project was to update the web application that they currently offered. The technology had reached the the point where it was out of date an no longer supportable, so they decided to also invest on enhancing the experience of the design in general.

The Process

THE PROJECT

The goal of the project was to update the web application that they currently offered. The technology had reached the the point where it was out of date an no longer supportable, so they decided to also invest on enhancing the experience of the design in general.

THE History

The areas I focused on was the end to end experience of the employee relations case, the post hire and exit interviews, and the reporting features.

SKETCHING AND WIRE FRAMING

I began with an information architecture exercise and convinced the company that the "5-step" process could actually be condensed down to 3 steps. Next I investigated different navigation schemes that could be used for directing users through the process in a more efficient way. Finally, in my initial wireframes, I explored different data entry models. I helped the company decide on a modal based entry system after concluding that we would miss out on too many opportunities by relying on in-line editing.

Final Visuals

I moved to final visuals later in the process than usual because of the constant new discoveries we were coming across in the end to end experience. After multiple round of wires, as we were coming to solid conclusions, I moved to final visuals. They wanted to use a minimal design pattern, focusing around their light blue and green color scheme from the old app. I used pops of color to draw attention to important features as well as muted tones to indicate features that were not active.

Mobile

The final piece was adapting their interview template to be mobile friendly. I suggested that the post-hire and exit interviews could be handled off-line as well as in-person. I adapted features to be touch friendly and provided features that create needed expectations for the users, like progress notifiers.