I helped Platform.sh accelerate the concept development of their hosting platform. Platform.sh is a funded startup now used by over 250 organisations.
Platform.sh wanted to disrupt the market by helping developers deliver faster by allowing them to quickly spin-up development environments for various back-end technologies.
Develop a concept that aligned the technology with the development processes of the intended audience. Through design iteration, the final concept was developed and launched.
Platform.sh was early adopter of asynchronous front-end technologies that allowed it to presents cause and effects of (code) changes to environments in one continuous activity stream.
This created a set of challenges common to real-time user interfaces, as the interface would update immediately - without a page refresh. Triggered by other users, the system or themselves.
This was largely solved by detailed design work introducing clear state transitions showing the context of the change, user creating the change and immediate feedback on any action.