Role: Product Ideation and Development, Programmer, UX Strategy
Euclid is a proprietary tool to manage projects and their assets, from the initial Opportunity Assessment to the final CSS and HTML.
Originally built in my off time to fill a need for a system to manage deliverables and reviews for the redesign of the Wall Street Journal in 2008, it was subsequently adopted and funded for finished development under my leadership. Additional features now allow Product to manage and track projects across multiple properties and teams, and it serves as a central repository for a library of reusable modules and templates used by the WSJDN Network.
Catalogue of Current Projects
All active projects
For Admins, Euclid provides an overview of all current work and a summary of projects by team and strategic initiative.
Individualized to Show a User’s Projects
Overview of Work by Team
All active projects
Drill Down to a Specific Team
Data entered in Euclid for each individual project is pulled together to provide an overview of the entire department’s activity. Euclid is also used to store monthly, daily and hourly analytics reports for all properties.
Overview Page for an Individual Project
Each project has its own main page, where team members can see the project schedule, status, open issues, and upcoming milestones. They can also follow its progress though a blog and highlighted uploads. Links on the left allow the user to quickly access the project’s presentations, final UX, requirements, deliverables, reviews, open issues, and sketchbook.
All UX Deliverables and Their Status
The UX deliverables page makes it easy to track the status of a module or template as it moves through IA, Design and Design Technology. It also provides Development with a quick list of links to each item, its CSS/XHTML and functional specs.
Reusable Templates and Modules
The page for each individual template or module includes a brief description, its current status and its owners.
Template or Module Page
Schematics, Wireframes, Designs in one Location
Annotated Wireframes and Functional Specs