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Aprimo Idea Builder

Aprimo is a marketing operations platform that allows marketers to manage budgets, people, data, and content throughout the workflow, and campaign delivery of the brand experience. Aprimo has become a leader in technology in the marketing industry because of their innovative full-service approach.

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The Challenge

Aprimo believed that there was a part of the marketing experience what was not yet captured within their product hub. They found that marketers needed a way to gather and track ideas in formative stages of the campaign development. Aprimo wanted to develop a product that allowed users to take a simple inspiration and turn it into a full fledge brief. 

Context Map

We started the design process by createing a context map with our client to identifty and prioritize the their goals for the project.

The context map includes five main sections. The client ranked each section by the level of necessity. Three of sections became apart of the initial phase of the project, and the remaining sections would be addressed in a future phase. Work Space, ranked number one, consists of components used to combine ideas and inspirations that are gathered before a plan is made. After the Idea is created, specific tactics and dates are added to develop the idea into a completed brief.

Journey Map

User Flow

After identifying the features, we created a user flow. The Work Space is the central screen the user would perform all of their other tasks. The focus for the user flow was to prevent confusion for the user as they navigated deep into each idea.

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Low Fidelity Sketches

We conducted three designs sprints to brainstorm, design, test, and prototype each feature.

Work Space
Add Idea to Plan
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sketch idea plan
Quarterly Calendar
Monthly Calendar View
sketch quarterly calendar
sketch monthly calendar
View Plan on Calendar
Weekly Calendar View with Plan
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Low Fidelity Prototype

Work Space
Create Plan
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Add Idea
Develop Plan
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Calendar with Plans
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User Testing

User 1:  Project Manager

User 1 responded well to the layout of the Work Space. The user said the Work Space reminded them of other inspiration gathering websites and felt comfortable with the user flow. The User had a difficult time finding the button to create a new plan. Once the user was able to create a new plan they successfully added components. The user felt that adding an idea to the plan was confusing and did not like the layout. The user easily added collaboration with other users and was able to add the plan to the calendar.

User 2: Project Manager

User 2 has never used an inspiration gathering websites before but has used project planning websites. The user easily navigated the filter and search prompts but thought that the organization level should be compatible with larger companies and suggested adding an additional filter for brands. The user responded well to creating a plan and easily added components. The user would like a more structured plan form which would be detailed enough to serve as a final brief.

User 3: Senior Creative Director

User 3 does not use any websites to gather inspiration and specializes in television and print advertising. The user found the workspace easy to understand and was able to search and filter ideas. The user suggested additional filter options based on their specific use cases. The would like to have an internal company library of inspiration images instead of uploading original material. The user would also like to have more integrations with other design software.

High Fidelity