A carrier might have a full load one direction but needs a backhaul load so they aren't running empty. Usually carriers look for a straight backhaul back to their starting point because it's the easiest thing to find the way the information is currently presented. How do we help the users understand these are options?
Pixelmator Pro has a new feature that automatically names layers when images are added to a document. While this might seem like a parlor trick kind of feature, I think it's actually an example of really good design.
It is difficult to communicate the scope of a project. I manually put together this overview of one of DAT's mobile apps to help. What I would really like is a design tool that could do this.
In _Balancing Data with Intuition_, Jon Yablonski breaks down when data is useful in design and illustrates what some of the pitfalls are. This is an excellent, short read. There's a lot being written about data-driven design being superior to user-centric design. Like Yablonski, I'm not so sure.
ProtoShare.com is a SaaS application with self-sign up. Sign-ups come with a free trial period. The customer funnel was custom built around Salesforce and this dashboard provided a way for management to understand current and future revenue.
This is a simple example of exploring various card layouts. In the desktop applications, we didn’t use the card pattern, so we had to experiment. We used the Material Guidelines as a base.
Experimenting with labeling options for loads saved to a worklist for later action. Tricky because there were two main reasons to save a load to a worklist.
Booking loads is all about negotiation. As a carrier you want as much information as you can get to make an informed decision. In the current environment, the useful information is scattered. It would be helpful to consolidate and present data in a way that is quickly consumable to allow for better negotiations.
The concept of "Get Me Home" is straightforward, but the implementation continued to raise interesting quirks.
The DAT Trucker app includes a number of points of interest for truck drivers. In an update to the app, we wanted to improve the layout of the details page.
When DAT added mobile sizes to its carrier facing freight matching products, certain aspects of the workflow became clunky. As we admitted a driver's workflow is different enough from a dispatcher's, we were able to adjust the UI to better match the driver's mental model.