eVE builder

Simple drag-and-drop database creation

eVE builder

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

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