Among many other things, IQX builds front-end application interfaces for SAP business systems. I was hired to build a UI for their Leave Management System, installed at factories and aimed at factory workers.
Due to NDAs in place, I am not able to share further details about the project, but there were many key takeaways that I learned doing this project:
- Factory workers frequently need to know the balance of their leave.
- Leave management needs a certain percentage of workers to be retained at all times, specially if they belong to different working groups.
- The interface needs to take into account key contextual details, such as greasy hands while interacting with the interface, daytime outdoors environment for screen visibility and time required to complete an operation.
- Accessibility options for people with special needs must be taken into account when building essential interfaces.