Database Platform Selection Tool

Project

Database Platform Selection Tool is an internal web app designed for Product Managers and Developers to simplify the database platform selection process.

This is a small tool, but is helping hundreds of developers in eBay. 

My role

I worked with a PM to gather users’ requirements and agreed on the project objectives, deliverables and development platform. 

Based on Data Model PM provided, I designed and coded the database platform selection tool.

Tools and technologies

Wireframe: Omnigraffle 

Development: Bootstrap and Javascript
* I customized existing Bootstrap.  I made rules for colors, fonts, panels, menu, check boxes and other design elements. Implemented them in CSS and Javascript.

Whiteboarding the concept

I worked with the PM to figure out the goals, scope, deployment environment and constraints of this tool. Before starting anything, we spent a lot of time discussing the vision for this tool. After that, We wireframed a lot on the office whiteboard. This helped me get out ideas in a quick way.

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Thinking about High-level workflow

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Information Architecture

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Personas

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Mental Model

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Wireframes

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Selection Engine wireframes

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Detailed wireframes

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Prototype

I customized existing Bootstrap.  I made rules for colors, fonts, panels, menu, check boxes and other design elements. Implementing them in CSS and Javascript.

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Feedback Received

Feedback provided by eBay, Inc. Site PD team, using DBPS tool:  “The DBPS Tool is awesome! I have no doubt that it does empower us, the developer community, and makes life easier”.