Visualisation Design for Cloud Application Orchestration and Lifecycle Management
The project’s objective is to offer an intuitive visualisation-led experience of orchestrating an application while providing contextual insights on its architecture as well as aiding the lifecycle management once the application is deployed. Calm.io (Cloud Application Lifecycle Management) was originally an independent Dev-Ops platform that let one deploy and manage services, build applications, and orchestrate complex Dev-Ops processes across various cloud providers. While a version of the tool existed, it had many lacunae and was far from solving the primary needs of the user in an efficient manner. The aim was thus to redesign this ‘Application Blueprint Experience’ with a primary focus on visualisations as a key tool to solve the challenges faced and bring on more contextual feedback to guide the user. The insights gained during research helped immensely during the design development phases by creating multiple approaches and vetting them with the stakeholders. Designing a visualisation- focused interface and experience, wherein the scale of the data-points can vary incredibly and go tremendously high was a learning experience considering the efficiency, optimisation of interaction, and comprehension of insights provided by the system.
Keywords: dashboards, data-driven Interfaces, data visualisation, enterprise design, interactive visualisation