Orchard User Interface Design
A modern design for a leading Social Housing tool from Orchard Information Systems.
Orchard focuses its efforts on providing software, services and supporting technical solutions that help Housing businesses and Public Sector organisations.
With Promaster 4, the user base represents a significant percentage of the Social Housing market, so our design process had to produce a modern user interface that was familiar but new.
The Orchard team were looking to modernise the user interface of Promaster 4, whilst retaining the user experience wherever possible. This presented a challenge, as the line between UX/UI is often blurred. Due to the number of customers actively using the current portal, any changes to the expected user journey would present a training hurdle.
We structure our projects in ‘buckets’ of hours allocated to individual disciplines. These buckets are derived from the overall project estimate and allow for much more flexibility to accommodate for the subjective nature of design for example.
We began by collating a styles art board with key stakeholders for the project, organised through Google Groups. This allowed us to produce examples of interface themes early in the project.
Using Conjure as our preferred method design collaboration, we provided the Orchard team with a single tool where they were able to review individual design elements, leave specific feedback and look back across previous versions of a particular design. Collaborating in this way allows us to ensure that both teams are aware of the direction that the designs are taking and key stakeholder from the client team have the opportunity to influence and contribute to the process.
After having successfully delivered the designs for key elements of Promaster 4, we were asked to work with the internal development team at Orchard to implement the front-end reskin, based on our design assets.
Komodo continues to work with the Orchard Information Systems team on a number of key projects across their business, as a trusted delivery partner.
Modern User Interface
Market Leading Product
Improved Market Position
Komodo are very refreshing, a talented, engaging and flexible team completely focused on delivering the customer's objectives.
Chief Technology Officer, Orchard Information Systems