Barclay’s
Wearables

[ UX ] User Experience

Barclay’s
Wearables

[ UX ] User Experience

CLIENT

Barclays

PROJECT

Mobile
Wearable Devices

YEAR

14-2015

ROLE

Lead UX/UI Designer

SUPPORT

  • Business
  • Product Team
  • Brand/Marketing Team
  • IOS Team
  • Android Team

UX Mobile App & Wearable Design

Innovating Banking on Wearables: Project "Swift"

INTRODUCTION

Barclays embarked on Project “Swift” with a vision to lead the charge in wearable banking technology. The objective was clear: to become one of the first UK banks to provide seamless banking services on wearables, with a primary focus on the iWatch. The challenge was met with the integration of Barclays’ core functions into both wearables and the existing banking apps, marking a significant leap forward in the intersection of finance and technology.

CLIENT

Barclays

PROJECT

Mobile
Wearable Devices

YEAR

14-2015

ROLE

Lead UX/UI Designer

SUPPORT

  • Business
  • Product Team
  • Brand/Marketing Team
  • IOS Team
  • Android Team

UX Mobile App & Wearable Design

Innovating Banking on Wearables: Project "Swift"

INTRODUCTION

Barclays embarked on Project “Swift” with a vision to lead the charge in wearable banking technology. The objective was clear: to become one of the first UK banks to provide seamless banking services on wearables, with a primary focus on the iWatch. The challenge was met with the integration of Barclays’ core functions into both wearables and the existing banking apps, marking a significant leap forward in the intersection of finance and technology.

PROBLEM

Barclays recognized the need to lead in offering core banking services on wearables, necessitating functionalities such as finding ATMs, bank locations, mobile payments, and account details integrated into current banking applications..

PROBLEM

Barclays recognized the need to lead in offering core banking services on wearables, necessitating functionalities such as finding ATMs, bank locations, mobile payments, and account details integrated into current banking applications..

OBJECTIVE

The mission was to deliver four wearable integrations within existing banking applications, ensuring MVP and Pilots were completed within months and released before the year-end alongside the launch of Apple’s iWatch.

OBJECTIVE

The mission was to deliver four wearable integrations within existing banking applications, ensuring MVP and Pilots were completed within months and released before the year-end alongside the launch of Apple’s iWatch.

Core UX Phases

Our Agile UX Process
Integration & Objectives

Seamlessly integrate wearables into existing apps.

Unified Design Approach

Achieve a unified, pleasing, and functional design.

Collaborative Implementation

Facilitate teamwork for immersive development.

Agile UX Delivery

Meet milestones and Secure successful launches.

Integration & Objectives

Unifying Strategies

Immersion of Collaborative Teams

Collaborative teams immersed in workshops and meetings ensured gathering, testing, and feedback compilation. Kyle played a key role in defining project scope, streamlining workflows, and fostering simultaneous team collaboration.

Mobile & Wearable Team Collaborations

Kyle actively engaged with mobile development teams, immersing himself in understanding the intricacies of wearable technologies. He facilitated an exchange of insights, learning from core dev teams to gain a profound understanding of wearables’ capabilities. Utilizing these insights, he guided the teams through experimental processes, refining UX wires and functionalities. This hands-on approach ensured a well-defined and user-centric experience across all wearables.

The iterative process involved continuous feedback loops, adapting and enhancing functionalities based on the feedback received during the testing phase. This collaborative effort aimed to push the boundaries of what each wearable could achieve while ensuring a seamless integration into Barclays’ existing app ecosystem.

Unifying Strategy for UX Designs
User Experience Planning
Unifying Strategy for UX Designs
User Experience Planning
Unifying Strategy for UX Designs
User Experience Planning
Unifying Strategy for UX Designs
User Experience Planning

Integration & Objectives

Unifying Strategies

Immersion of Collaborative Teams

Collaborative teams immersed in workshops and meetings ensured gathering, testing, and feedback compilation. Kyle played a key role in defining project scope, streamlining workflows, and fostering simultaneous team collaboration.

Mobile & Wearable Team Collaborations

Kyle actively engaged with mobile development teams, immersing himself in understanding the intricacies of wearable technologies. He facilitated an exchange of insights, learning from core dev teams to gain a profound understanding of wearables’ capabilities. Utilizing these insights, he guided the teams through experimental processes, refining UX wires and functionalities. This hands-on approach ensured a well-defined and user-centric experience across all wearables.

The iterative process involved continuous feedback loops, adapting and enhancing functionalities based on the feedback received during the testing phase. This collaborative effort aimed to push the boundaries of what each wearable could achieve while ensuring a seamless integration into Barclays’ existing app ecosystem.

User-Centric Design Excellence

Breaking Down UX Patterns & Similarities

Kyle played a pivotal role in seamlessly integrating wearables into Barclays’ existing apps, contributing to the design of three cohesive wearables. Kyle’s strategic UX approach enriched Barclays’ app and new wearables, ensuring cohesive, practical, and aesthetically pleasing designs were meticulously tested and refined through close collaboration with core development teams.

iPhone

UX designs for Barclays’ pre-existing app on iPhone, integrating iWatch settings, features, and necessary screens.

iWatch

Seamlessly integrate banking app features for iWatch, aligning with branding and consistency across platforms.

Android

UX designs for Barclays’ pre-existing app on Android, integrating settings for M.Moto/S.Gear wearable devices.

M.Moto + S.Gear

Seamlessly integrate banking features and design within M.Moto & S.Gear, ensuring consistency across platforms.

STORYBOARDING

STORYBOARDING

UX FLOWS

iWatch
Android Moto
Samsung Gear
Android Moto
Samsung Gear

UX FLOWS

The rapid prototype wires form the blueprint, blending functionality and aesthetics where each iWatch screen becomes a gateway to effortless banking.

iPhone

DELIVERED

Seamless UX Integration & Agile Triumphs

Our user-centric design strategy culminated in successfully delivering well-defined UX flows and journeys for each wearable device, seamlessly integrated with the iPhone and Android apps. The agility of our collaborative approach, working across diverse teams, ensured flexibility and progress, meeting pilots and MVPs on time and securing funding for timely delivery.

DELIVERED

Seamless UX Integration & Agile Triumphs

Our user-centric design strategy culminated in successfully delivering well-defined UX flows and journeys for each wearable device, seamlessly integrated with the iPhone and Android apps. The agility of our collaborative approach, working across diverse teams, ensured flexibility and progress, meeting pilots and MVPs on time and securing funding for timely delivery.

What others had to say...

Kyle is an exceptionally talented and versatile designer with a remarkable ability to excel across diverse projects. His outstanding contributions to our data visualization dashboards and the development of our watch app have not only garnered acclaim within the bank but have also received positive feedback from Apple.

Kyle is a self-starter who always does his best work and does not need supervision. Kyle has been the glue using design and ideation to connect teams of developers, brand, and the business across the globe.

He is able to generate new business for the team simply by becoming the go-to guy for his clients!

Don RelyeaDirector - Head of Design Technology and Prototyping/O&T Intellectual Property Chair @ Barclays

Kyle is an outstanding professional and a highly effective executor. His exceptional skills in UX/UI have resulted in successful project deliveries at the senior management level.

Kyle worked with me on several high profile projects, high value business analytic projects at Barclays. His UX/UI work spanned across multiple organizations that included an Executive Data Analytics dashboard, global Real Estate management and visualization application and a comprehensive Retail Banking analytics application. The functionality, navigation, drill down, branding were all very compelling.

Kyle is a great team player, pleasing personality and focused on delivering exceptional customer experience. Given opportunity I would love to work with him again.

Suresh RaoTechnical Director & Lead of Engineering @ Barclays

Kyle stands out as a brilliant UI/UX designer. Over the course of 10 months, he consistently delivered high-quality designs, bringing about a transformative change in the aesthetics and functionality of our dashboards across various portfolios. His work played a key role in securing buy-in from senior executives and business leaders for our analytical projects.

In addition to design, Kyle also has a great understanding of how to translate the needs of an end user into a visually compelling interface that delivers the best user experience possible. I highly recommend Kyle and hope that we get to work with him again in future.

Kesenia AbbohVP, Advanced Analytics & Magnetization @ Barclays
What others had to say...

Kyle is an exceptionally talented and versatile designer with a remarkable ability to excel across diverse projects. His outstanding contributions to our data visualization dashboards and the development of our watch app have not only garnered acclaim within the bank but have also received positive feedback from Apple.

Kyle is a self-starter who always does his best work and does not need supervision. Kyle has been the glue using design and ideation to connect teams of developers, brand, and the business across the globe.

He is able to generate new business for the team simply by becoming the go-to guy for his clients!

Don RelyeaDirector - Head of Design Technology and Prototyping/O&T Intellectual Property Chair @ Barclays

Kyle is an outstanding professional and a highly effective executor. His exceptional skills in UX/UI have resulted in successful project deliveries at the senior management level.

Kyle worked with me on several high profile projects, high value business analytic projects at Barclays. His UX/UI work spanned across multiple organizations that included an Executive Data Analytics dashboard, global Real Estate management and visualization application and a comprehensive Retail Banking analytics application. The functionality, navigation, drill down, branding were all very compelling.

Kyle is a great team player, pleasing personality and focused on delivering exceptional customer experience. Given opportunity I would love to work with him again.

Suresh RaoTechnical Director & Lead of Engineering @ Barclays

Kyle stands out as a brilliant UI/UX designer. Over the course of 10 months, he consistently delivered high-quality designs, bringing about a transformative change in the aesthetics and functionality of our dashboards across various portfolios. His work played a key role in securing buy-in from senior executives and business leaders for our analytical projects.

In addition to design, Kyle also has a great understanding of how to translate the needs of an end user into a visually compelling interface that delivers the best user experience possible. I highly recommend Kyle and hope that we get to work with him again in future.

Kesenia AbbohVP, Advanced Analytics & Magnetization @ Barclays