Lexis Advance® iPad is a legal research application that allows attorneys, law students, law librarians, and other legal professionals to conduct research on the go. Users can search millions of documents across 20 content types, save research to folders, draft and add annotations offline, and much more.
I'm the UX design lead for the Lexis Advance iPad app. I'm responsible for collaborating with the product owner and development team to transform user stories and requirements into workflows, annotated wireframes, and high-fidelity visual designs.
- Taking an extremely feature-rich web application and making it feel natural and intuitive in the IOS ecosystem.
- Creating multiple responsive layouts for each feature to support split view and smaller devices.
Global Design Patterns & Standardization
The global design program is an initiative that was created to standardize both interaction and visual design patterns. The goal is to increase design consistency and efficiency by establishing standardized reusable components that can be leveraged by all designers within the company.
I'm the visual design team lead for the global design program. It's my responsibility to create and governing global visual design strategy, standards, and processes. The final deliverables serve as design standards for all products and achieve global consistency by providing industry standards for visual styling, interaction behaviors, internationalization, and accessibility. The standards are referenced by interaction designers, visual designers, developers, technical communicators, and product managers in the US, UK, Asian, and Canadian markets.
- Getting stakeholder agreement across all countries and products
- Creating standard components that accommodate the needs of all countries and their supported languages
- Creating responsive/mobile versions of each component to ensure users have an optimized experience across platforms.
Lexis Advance for iPhone
Lexis Advance® iPhone is a legal research application that allows attorneys, law students, law librarians, and other legal professionals to conduct research on the go. Users can search millions of documents across 20 content types, save research to folders, create search alerts, and much more.
I'm the UX design lead for the Lexis Advance iPhone app. I'm responsible for collaborating with the product owner and development team to transform user stories and requirements into workflows, annotated wireframes, and high-fidelity visual designs.
- Selectively choosing which features from the feature-rich companion web application are vital when conducting legal research on a phone.
- Integrating massive amounts of features within each page while keeping the interface clean, easy to navigate, and consistent with IOS design standards.
Lexis Views is a browser add-on for users who subscribe to the Lexis Advance research tool. As a user researches on the open web (google scholar and other free sources), Lexis Views actively scans web pages for legal citations and case names. When citations are found, the add-on provides additional valuable content including case treatments, related content, case summaries and more.
The creation of the add-on was driven by customer research that showed many researchers start their research sessions by using google scholar and other free sources. The goal of Lexis Views is to immediately surface LexisNexis value-add content and direct users towards Lexis Advance to continue their research session.
I was the UX design lead for both interaction and visual design. I was responsible for for collaborating with the product owner and development team to transform user stories and requirements into workflows, functional annotated wireframes, and high-fidelity visual designs.
- Embedding Lexis Advance search results within Google results without them feeling invasive or distracting.
- Streamling search results, document views, and case reports to work in the context of a right pane within the browser.
Results embedded within Google results.
Lexis Advance Global Design Evolution
This project explores future-thinking designs that will bring the look and feel of LexisNexis research products into alignment with current industry and web standards. The designs were tested by users in multiple countries, and the feedback was used to determine a final design plan for evolving our products.
- I was the visual design team lead for this effort. I was responsible for allocating work to the visual design team, creating component and page design alternatives, working with researchers to create test plans, and digesting user feedback to formulate a design evolution plan. I worked closely with designers, researchers, developers, and business stakeholders across the globe to finalize our future design direction.
- Working with multiple business units to agree on a single design direction/platform.
- Formulating a plan to incrementally move towards the future design within our current agile process/schedule.
Search Term Maps
Search Term Maps is a visualization feature for Lexis Advance search results. The feature color codes the user's search term hits and visualizes the density/proximity of the hits within each result. It also shows which segments of the document the hits appear in and allows users to click top passages without opening the full document/result. Search Term Maps make research quicker for users by providing a visual representation of each result's relevance and allowing users to see their hits in context without having to open the full result/document.
- I was the lead visual designer for this project. I leveraged a product designer's low-fidelity wireframes to create design mockups, style guides, color schemes, and the overall look and feel of the visualization.
- Since the design relies heavily on color, my key challenge was meeting accessibility standards. To keep the design accessible for sight-impaired and colorblind users, we introduced a monochrome mode for the visualization, and I adopted our palettes to ensure all colors met the minimum required contrast ratio.