Role: Freelance Product Designer
Description: Odyssey is a platform for mini solar grid developers, investors and vendors to connect. I was hired to help them with the UX and Visual design of the platform from the ground up. I worked with the Product Managers to define features, produce high fidelity comps, then follow through with the engineering team to implement. We’ve successfully launched a fully functional MVP product and are now gathering feedback from customers to make feature updates and improvements.
Developer tools help solar mini-grid developers design and plan their projects. Everything from site details, load, generation and financial information is included.
The left navigation takes you through the lifecycle of the project. It can be expanded or collapsed to optimize screen space.
To help project developers visualize projects, graphical representation of the data is displayed.
To save time with data entry we added functionality for copying data from previous projects, saving to libraries and uploading spreadsheets.
Other excel-like UI was used to keep the interface familiar and efficient for power users.
Once projects are created and finalized, developers can submit project groups to a finance marketplace for investors to see. Investors are presented with a beautiful, digestible project to analyze.
Investors can browse various developers projects to learn more about them. Once they decide they are interested in the deal, investors can request more information through the Odyssey Platform. Tooltips and greyed out links are used to help the user see that there is added functionality and data available as they move through the process.
Developers also have the opportunity to shop a Vendor Marketplace where they can get quotes on specific parts. All communication conveniently stays within the Odyssey Platform.
As part of the MVP launch I did a full
re-design of the Marketing site highlighting