curian.com post-login rewrite
Overhauling the logged-in pages of curian.com was an enormous project spanning 20+ months of development. Replacing a 10-year-old infrastructure, the platform was rewritten on a modern technology stack that offers new financial tools and a more intuitive user interface.
Typically starting out with pen and paper, ideas were quickly iterated. Using Fireworks, we were able to create low fidelity "flows" which were regularly reviewed and approved by the client. Wireframes were instrumental to collaboration, frequently referenced during development and documentation by many teams.
Carrying over looks from the redesigned public pages required significant modifications to Primefaces compontent styles.
These reusable blocks of code were created to speed up development time. Examples used are:
User feedback prompted additional features and tool implementation, making Curian stand apart from competitors. During the rewrite, we worked on:
Implemented a CMS-like system for content changes and overall maintenance.
Curian rewrite successfully launched in July 2014. The collaboration between front end deveopment, back end development, testing teams, and business units brought this project to fruition, positioning Curian to deliver efficient development and fresh innovation in future projects.
"...as a result of the initiative, we have a captive audience so that we can instill in our advisors the breadth and depth of the platform."
"Wow, this site really is sexier."
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