This was a completely new product that needed to seamlessly integrated with 4DStudio, yet independently stand on it's own. There was a great deal of leveraging of existing systems & protocols while utilizing WebRTC client for communication handling.
The design direction is an extension of that which was created for the 4DStudio application prior. Similarly, it continues the use of transparencies, overlays and subtle design cues in the UI. This allows the UI to fade to the background, thus floating the content up to take center stage.
A core goal of mine on this project was to adopt a common language, based on components, across both design and development. Importantly, rather than a component referring to a static object in Sketch, Illustrator or Photoshop, I wanted it to refer to a real, working pieces of software. From this we would have a common language to speak so that nothing was lost in translation (and build-out).
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