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Redesign Graphs and Color Palette

Premise: Existing color palette and design and interaction of graphs/charts was not consistent across the product, had accessibility issues and wasn’t visually appealing in the context.

My Role: Lead User Experience Designer

Process: Study the design of existing graphs and color palette and do a analysis of its shortcomings – Define design goals and parameters to judge the color palette/graphs – Initial iterations on color palette and graphs – Present to UX team, Feedback/Reiterate – Prepare document on various aspects of color, accessibility, color blind users, luminosity contrast ratio and the latest trends on the web, New set of in context mockups – Presentation to project management, Feedback/Reiterate – Discussion with development teams – Minor changes due to development to constraints – Implementation in a testing environment – Minor Changes – Final set of Mockups outlining the interaction with the graphs and color palettes, a design spec outlining the interaction with different types of graphs.

Outcome: A set of color palettes with defined context of usage. Design spec outlining the interaction with various graph types and mockup screens showing in context usage. This UI is accessible through Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control product suite. Constant work goes on as new requirements for context specific color palettes (example: heatmap, treemap, etc.) keep on coming.