Bureau of Meteorology
Take 6 months of discovery research and design a new weather service for the millions of Australians who rely on the government's weather website. Simultaneously define the digital style guide the bureau will use to develop future products.
Our initial approach was to break down our current weather data into modular atomic pieces. From here, we built up the most common components that our 6 archetypes required from a weather service. We then converged our initial concepts into 2 pre-alpha prototypes, one using a Z scan layout, and the other an F scan. The feedback from these sessions then informed the alpha prototypes we developed, which in turn defined the backlog of features we built into the beta. Whilst I worked with the developers on iterating each feature during the beta sprints, we also designed and tested 3 design visions so we knew that the final product resonated with our users.
In the space of 12 months, we designed, tested, iterated and developed: 4 pre-alpha prototypes, 2 alpha prototypes, 3 design visions, 1 beta prototype, digital style guide. This work culminated in the launch of the beta website shown below, which we published for testing with the Australian public whilst we continued to iterate the product.