As a UX designer of the team, I was able to bring delightful user experience and infographic to the product. I was responsible for defining
Ran three design sprints in three weeks with the Esri Insights team. We did competitive analysis to distill features of the existing infographics. Iteratively tailored the design to fit our data set. The results: Esri Insights became one of the high-profile products on 2013 Esri User Conference.
Before the design process, the design team did a thorough competitive analysis separately to see the possible designs that were suitable for our product. We shared our findings and thoughts weekly and discussed how the infographic would fit into our product. Sites we visited included Pinterests, tableau products, Fastcodesign.com, visual.ly, Visualizing.org, Worldbank.org etc.
Based on the examples we have seen, we created some mock ups and tried to think outside of the box. These mockups were then presented to the project manager and the Dev team to explore possible capabilities we have.
We revisited our long list of data and defined the technical and UI constraints we had in our products. Finally we narrowed down to six types of infographic design for the first version of Esri Insights. These six types of info-graphic were chosen because they were feasible in the given timeline and were not covering too much map space.
With couple design iterations, this is the final look and feel of Esri Insights. With simple click(s) on a location on the map will present its data in a fixed size contextual menu. By navigating inside the contextual menu, users should be able to view six sets of data of a particular location. Users can customize these info-graphics to meet their requirements and download reports. Esri Insights got called out on the 2013 Esri User Conference.