“This platform is much more intuitive and is very easy to use.” – User feedback
It was decided that instead of building a new responsive Point-of-Sale (POS) web app, that we would integrate as many of the improvements that we arrived at in the prototype into the existing web app.
It was going to take too long to build the new web app from scratch, and management wanted to make improvements in the near future as more clients were beginning to use the existing web app, and the existing issues were thus compounding.
Since the responsive web app was put on hold, we have updated the current web POS system to be much more usable. A new responsive admin menu has been built in preparation for making a responsive POS web app. The current web app, while not responsive, closely resembles the prototype I had built; and continues to get closer to it every week. The features and functionality not built from the prototype can now be added at a future date in a logical place, instead of being tacked on in haphazard places by the development team, as the update has been designed with those future goals in mind.
Furthermore, I believe that we can build upon the work we have done with the existing POS web app, and update it to be responsive. This would save time as opposed to building a new web app and would achieve the original project’s goal.
- Add button to create common item types. This was in the wireframes, but was removed to reduce the amount of work required to create the new admin menu.
- Merge packages and rollers into one page in order to reduce complexity in building rollovers and simplify the admin menu further.
- Card-sorting should be done with a larger number of users to make a more informed refinement of the information architecture in the future.