Allcal hires two UX designers to help revamp the social planning™ app as a result of the ‘Hack Allcal UX Challenge.’
Founder and CEO Daniel Cocanougher launched the challenge at Dallas Startup Week, after bad user experience left many members of the startup community frustrated with the new platform.
“We heard the issues first hand and wanted to do something about them right away,” Cocanougher explains. “And with the entire Dallas startup community in one building for Startup Week, we were able to find four terrific designers within the week.”
Each designer submitted a white paper and discussed their ideas with the Allcal team.
“The results were enlightening, surprising, and full of opportunities for us to improve the product,” Cocanougher said.
Although planning to pick one designer to move forward, Allcal decided to hire two people to continue work, Stefanie Orozco and Monish Kumar.
“Allcal has the potential to innovate how people manage multiple calendars simultaneously,” Orozco said. “After reviewing feedback and the app toolset, my goal was to help Allcal reposition existing tools into layouts highlighting their strengths but are more intuitive and task-focused.”
Orozco bio: Stefanie Orozco has 14+ yrs experience in front end web development, UI/UX, and content architecture. Her consulting business is a new startup dedicated to improving online experiences to meet business goals. She is active in both the local startup and usability communities in Dallas. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kumar bio: Monish Kumar is a Computer Science graduate student finishing his Master’s at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has a great deal of interest of in user experience and product design. Website: http://www.monishkumar.com/
Their input will be immediately considered and tested, with plans to release some improvements by early August 2016. The team will continue UX and design improvements throughout the year, with a completion target by early 2017.