In mid-2021, after much reflection upon the data and numerous researcher interviews, we at Liberate Science made the decision to retire our distributed desktop app in favor of a platformed web app.
We took stock of all the lessons we learned and data we gathered through designing and developing the desktop app, and channeled that into the creation of the web app.
Here are a few key lessons:
Since the formation of Liberate Science, the design and development teams have collaborated daily. We analyzed how we liked to work while developing the desktop app, and codified those lessons.
Here are some things we wanted to focus on:
We are still in the process of developing the web app, but it is slated for release in February 2022. Included here are some insights into our design process.
We created some style definition as early as possible, so that engineering could build simultaneously as the high-fidelity screens are created.