Simple drag-and-drop database creation
AbelsonTaylor’s Flex-based eVE framework used sqlite databases in Adobe AIR as the data source for eVE applications. eVE builder is the companion desktop application to eVE, allowing for visual, drag-and-drop database creation. No DBA needed.
I designed the user experience via sketches and paper prototypes; to overcome the complex database schema eVE uses. I designed the UI in Photoshop to feel fun and serious, and made sure to incorporate as much as possible to make builder feel like a native application on Windows and OS X.
The biggest UX challenge was creating an easy-to-use interface for implementing complex business logic for grouping, one-time grouping, single-direction grouping, and preventative ordering of content.
Certain content, due to FDA regulatory restrictions, had to have strict ordering which we called groups. Typically, most messaging was contained in 2 or more pieces of content anyway.
The result was a drag-and-drop visual display of the rule system, with simple messaging alerting when existing rules would be undone due to conflicting business logic.
I completed eVE builder with one other developer in 3 months – all design and development.
- Cross-platform app development
- Create development architecture for a multi-windowed app
- App and Icon design
- Adobe AIR
- Team Size: 2 developers