Elecsys Connect was an enhanced version of the legacy Watchdog Remote Monitoring system. This platform enabled customers to manage and monitor their cathodic protection devices in the field in real-time. Additionally, Elecsys Connect was designed to accommodate other services, such as street light monitoring and well pump controls.
My primary responsibility was to support the Development Team in creating a design system and prototypes for the redesign of the Watchdog legacy software. I partnered with stakeholders to conceptualize workflow improvements and transformed those ideas into prototypes. After gaining approval for the prototypes, I collaborated with the front-end developer, providing spec sheets to facilitate his work.
A year into developing the desktop web application, the company hired a Mobile Developer to build out an Elecsys Connect app. Due to the complexity of the desktop application, we approached the mobile app differently. For a better user experience, we focused on the conditions in which the user would be using the mobile app out in the field or away from their desks. We kept some of the functionality of the desktop app including viewing data, alerts, and messaging, but added functionality for field teams by adding map coordinates, hardware installation, and unit tracking.