I joined the Chute team in March of 2017 as the sole designer of the newly restructured product team. As a lean team of just 3, we got to work.
The product was legacy, being designed almost 5 years prior to my joining, with very little attention to updating the user experience, or optimizing for user flow. Instead, a separate platform was built that lived along side the core platform, which offered improved UX, but fewer features that users needed to be successful with the overall product.
We immediately began white boarding, auditing our platforms for feature parity, interviewing our users, and ultimately, decided it was our top priority to modernize, improve, and unify our platforms into a single cohesive solution that was delightful to use, while helping our developers have an easier timing maintaining our product.
We quickly new our solution was to redesign our platform and update our architecture.