I have had the pleasure of working with some pretty talented U.I. developers. There are some people that can look at a screen 10 feet away and notice a couple of borders are not lined up properly. ProModel refers to these folks as having the “pixel eye”. I do not have the pixel eye unfortunately. I will say however with the increased emphasis on usability and design that I am starting to be more opinionated in this area.
All along I have had a mental concept of what the administrative website would look like. I used Balsamic Mockups and produced the following image.
This is not going to win any awards but it at least gives me a target. ProModel uses Pivotal Tracker and I have always been impressed with the usability of their website. If you look at my design, I was definitely inspired by Pivotal Tracker .
The workflow begins with the user administrator signing in. In my next blog post in this series, i will discuss how to register and authenticate new administrators.