After identifying the problems we decided to make a data flow diagram to illustrate the user’s journey.
From the first screen we wanted the software to feel delightful and extremely easy to use, so we decided to build it as a plugin on the existing CAD software. As the users are already hooked on the CAD design since years, it would be comparatively very easy for them to adapt.
Now, the most important feature was the social computing platform, for that we have a co-working designers dock at the bottom of the design window, where by clicking on an avatar, the system overlays the work of that employee on your work and you can work simultaneously. You can also see the daily tasks assigned to you on the right and a real time feedback from the clients.
We also included a similar space for the project manager to assign tasks to the employees and the clients to see real time progress on their designs.