I worked remotely with this company's VP of Design to get a thorough understanding of the design challenges I was being hired to solve. We talked through the problem her development team was facing in maintaining a consistent UI across their large platform.
My redesign began at the wireframe fidelity with a new navigation structure and consistent left sidebar.
Throughout my design process I suggested new data visualizations to present information to their users in a more understandable way. It's important to present information to your users, rather than just data. There's a big difference between these that can make or break a dashboard application.
Working remotely with the product lead and development team led to a great, collaborative effort on this freelance project. I was able to present design directions, get feedback from the team and discuss implementation options with the developers.
In the end the project was a success because the final designs were easy to implement by the developers and enabled a scalable, reusable design solution. As icing on the cake, the screens looked beautiful and followed interface design best practices.