15-03-2020

15 weeks



The work

UX/UI de­sign

Project scop­ing

Web ap­pli­ca­tions



The tech

C# Bot

APTUS DESIGN SYSTEM

Migrating 3 Excel sys­tems into a sin­gle, stream­lined web ap­pli­ca­tion.

Aptus uses patented cou­pler tech­nol­ogy to stream­line the con­struc­tion process. Their unique tech­nol­ogy, paired with a de­sign sys­tem that en­sures qual­ity has led to cost and time sav­ings in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

3

Weeks in scop­ing

15

Weeks in de­vel­op­ment

220

Tickets com­pleted

Understanding the prob­lem

01

How might we de­sign struc­tures faster with­out com­pro­mis­ing qual­ity?

The cur­rent Aptus de­sign sys­tem is not scal­able as a re­sult of its com­plex­ity and its lim­i­ta­tions due to be­ing built on Microsoft Excel. The process of de­sign­ing an Aptus build­ing was known only by the busi­ness owner. In or­der for the busi­ness to scale, Aptus had to cre­ate a scal­able so­lu­tion that could be used by not only other stake­hold­ers within the busi­ness but also by ex­ter­nal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Ideation

01

Modern web app with in­te­gra­tion to en­gi­neer­ing al­go­rithm

WorkingMouse scoped out a so­lu­tion which merged the ex­ist­ing 3 part process (comprising of 3 very large Excel spread­sheets and of­fline com­mu­ni­ca­tion with an en­gi­neer) into a seam­less de­sign ex­pe­ri­ence. It was built as a re­spon­sive web ap­pli­ca­tion tar­geted to­wards desk­top users but mo­bile re­spon­sive for users want­ing a quick pre­lim­i­nary de­sign.

The Solution

01

Aptus Design System

One of the chal­leng­ing parts of im­ple­men­ta­tion was be­ing able to in­te­grate the en­gi­neer­ing code writ­ten in python (by a third party) with the web ap­pli­ca­tion, built on Csharp and React. This was ini­tially es­ti­mated as a two week task but with care­ful tech spikes, it was de-risked and able to be com­pleted within a week.

When de­ter­min­ing whether the pro­ject was suc­cess­ful we are mea­sur­ing against our ini­tial goal. Since de­vel­op­ing the so­lu­tion, the busi­ness owner (Steven) has not had to be a part of the de­sign process. It could be un­der­stood and ap­plied by other stake­hold­ers within the or­gan­i­sa­tion. It will soon be shared with ex­ter­nal or­gan­i­sa­tions, al­low­ing the com­pany to scale up faster.

The team