Catherine Hicks
User Experience and Product Design Professional

Hewlett Packard
(HP)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, their technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

Role & Project Summary

  • HP Access Catalog: App Submission

  • As part of the HP app store concept, this explores submitting apps for consideration to be added to the store
  • While building the HP Access Catalog platform, we realized we needed a way to add applications to the catalog

Project Constraints

  1. Platform Managers would be able to add applications to the platform

  1. Administrators can add applications to the platform
  2. We relied heavily on researching both other app stores (android and iOs) as well as e-commerce back ends that were already built within HP to build our concepts and ideas
  3. We believe administrators need a way to add to the applications they currently have on the platform

Wireframes

HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Initial Screen


HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Individual Color Detail


HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Edit Palette

  • Edit Palette

HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Saved Palette


HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Full Palette


HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Email Palette 



HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Emailed Palette Email Layout


HP Access Catalog: App Submission

Wireframes

Example

At the beginning of my design process I created wireframes for testing purposes.

Guiding Questions

  • Why was it useful to do this?
  • What kind of wireframes did you make?
  • Low fidelity or high fidelity?
  • What tool did you use for this?
  • Did you use them for testing?
  • How many iterations did you have?

Summary

  • App Details, Categories Pricing and visuals were decided upon after working alongside the person who was building the actual app store interface who had already built these things into the platform
  • Managing the apps was a key component to how this was going to work. SInce this was going to be sold as a self service enterprise platform, the idea that you could add and manage your own apps became a key functionality that we were basically told we need to build to make it a marketable product
  • We explored the idea of users being able to add their own apps to the store, but ultimately decided this was an administrative task and therefore housed in the administration panel