Vulnerability Scanner Assistant

Client
Rapid7
Platform
Mobile application
Role
UX & UI Designer
Year
2016

Background

Even though there were no immediate plans to build mobile versions of Rapid7 products we thought it would be a good idea to start considering what they could look like as a utility type app. The challenge of designing a dashboard for mobile users is providing relevant content that is easily processed on a mobile device. The mobile app shouldn't compete with their desktop dashboards; mobile should compliment desktop solutions by providing anywhere/anytime access to KPIs. In other words, a mobile dashboard doesn't need to cover all our bases.

Challenge

As mentioned there were no immediate plans to build mobile versions of Rapid7's products but we thought it would be a good idea to start considering and conceptualising what they could look like as a utility type app.

The main challenge of designing a dashboard for mobile users is providing relevant content that is easily processed on a mobile device - the presentation of critical security information needs to be clear and immediate despite the sheer amount of network and user data displayed in the user interface. Traditional, on-premise desktop solutions are a great way to give users content-rich dashboards by visualising a wide variety of KPIs and other important metrics. The mobile app shouldn't compete with our desktop dashboards; mobile should compliment desktop solutions by providing anywhere/anytime access to KPIs. In other words, a mobile dashboard doesn't need to cover all your bases.

Wireframes

The lead designer and I worked on creating low-fidelity wireframe sketches which allowed us to spend less time pushing pixels and more time thinking of the user experience and how the user will get from A to B.

We came up with the solution after doing desk research and benchmarking the existing desktop app against conventions, standards, and best practices. 

Solution

The solution was designed based on the aesthetic of the business objectives of Rapid7 and taking inspiration from the design system for their line of web applications.

Final concepts
Early concepts

Scope of work