Freelance designers and other professions that work by the hour are always kept track by their employers and clients. This establishes trust and transparency between clients, employers, employees and contractors.
This project started with first looking at existing timekeeping applications on mobile and desktop. As a team, we analyzed what was effective about each of these applications and conceptualized a design solution with features what we felt were essential to including in our own. The steps that follow included creating user scenarios, prototypes, visual identity guidelines, and utilizing user testing for refining the final product.
The application design took a lot of inspiration from existing timekeeping applications but we wanted to make sure that timekeeping and project management integration very intuitive and fluid. It was also very important for us to keep the user in mind and make the application cover different aspects that they would find useful in conjunction with the core functions of the app. Some aspects we included were the ability to create invoices and have access to reports in app to keep track of all completed and on-going projects.
Working on Kronos was a great experience as it encompasses many different aspects of bringing a product together from the research and development to user testing, and refinement. This project also introduced me to collaborating with a team and maintaining a high level of communication with a team constantly to keep a product consistent and cohesive. This experience also allows me to work with different people who have differing methodology and thinking which was eye-opening to see how their thoughts differ from my own and adapting to those to move forward with a project that has design input from everyone and ultimately create a product that we are all proud of.
Looking back at this project, I think the team and I tackled the objective effectively and went above the objective and incorporated features complimented the main objective and contributing to a stronger overall product. There was many challenges that came in working on a team namely making sure everyone was on the same page however that never inhibited the progress of the project which made every little challenge feel rewarding.