LiveMinutes

Web Application + Website

Discontinued - Acquired by Fuze
Year
2011 - 2015
Role
Design & Front-End Development
Overview
LiveMinutes was a real-time collaboration platform filling the gap between traditional web-conferencing (Webex, Skype), project management (Basecamp), and document sharing (Google Docs, DropBox, Box, Email).
LiveMinutes worked around the concept of workspace. Users were able to create a workspace, invite a team, and start collaborating on notes, designs, slideshows, either asynchronously by leaving comments, or synchronously by launching a conference call, all within a beautiful HTML5 platform.

My role

My role and responsibilities were to design screens and features and then make the integration and front-end development.

I shared the creation of the designs with one of the co-founders.

I also designed and developed the latest version of the website.

Context

Prior to launch LiveMinutes, we were specialized in creating real-time applications for the education and elearning spaces. We successfully launched three applications before starting this new project.

With everything we had learned previously, LiveMinutes was our last attempt in the real-time space, for business this time and more precisely for enterprise collaboration. We developed a real-time collaboration platform, including project management, document editing, and web-conferencing in a single beautiful html5 experience.


Design LiveMinutes

During my time on this project, I designed several features of the web application and worked on the integration and front-end development of the application.

I mainly worked on the integration of the web application, from the main layout to the note taking, from chat (threads, reply) to document sharing (pin, comments) and videoconference.

The design of the application was made in collaboration with one of the co-founders. I led the design on several features, including note taking and the dashboard where users could access their workspaces.


Design & develop the website

I led the front-end development of the first two versions of the website and led the design and front-end development of the last version.

We were focused on the signup rate and wanted to increase it.

We designed a very simple and minimal homepage with a hero section focused on signup and only two other sections: take the tour if the users wanted to know more about what we had to offer and testimonials/logos to strengthen our credibility.

We created two versions of the hero section: one with the form visible and one with the form in a modal. Then we A/B tested these two versions. The result was that the signup rate was higher when the form was visible rather than in a modal. We decided to integrate this signup form on the tour page too.