TOM WATTSartist.designer.developer

MyUCDavis

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Customizeable playground for students

My role:

  • Skill one
  • Skill three
  • Skill four
  • Skill five

The successful completion of this design is one of my proudest career achievements. It started however, at a low. We had developed an application as a team that fell victim to tremendous scope creep and the site we produced could barely outperform its deprecated predecessor. I knew it had faults and pushed for a feedback button within the application itself to see what our audience was thinking. The feedback was decisively negative and I immediately pushed the team for a replacement concept that I had hoped to do from the beginning. Within six months we had drastically updated the application to what became an extremely successful tool that serves over 17,000 users daily.