Product configurator app proof of concept

Luxury home furnishings

This proof of concept, built in Axure, both demonstrated the feasibility of designing a configurator for products with 90k variations and enabled the project sponsor to socialise the proposal amongst colleagues.

The problem to solve

An easy-to-use product configurator would be an attractive sales tool. However, in order to be effective, the solution has to both handle a large number of possible product configurations, and be adaptable to configure multiple models.

Process

business requirements. Research of the products to be configured, together with the business requirements, shaped the proposed features and functionality. Development of user flows, and concepts for the interface were followed by the development of the proof of concept.

Kickoff workshop

Kickoff workshop

A kickoff workshop with the client established their thinking and also raised technical concerns.

Product strategy

Product strategy

Before commencing concepting, the thinking from the kickoff workshop was refined and played back. The outputs from this session provided direction for concept development.

Product research

Product research

Research into the product helped formulate a route to simplifying the options, which reduced ‘choice paralysis'.

User flow

User flow

Customers are guided through a set of steps, starting with choices that affect the subsequent configuration options. At each subsequent step users see only options relevant to their previous selections.

Collaboration with business analyst

Collaboration with business analyst

Documentation cross-referenced tickets to indicate where, and how technical requirements, had been met.

Proof of concept

Proof of concept

The mobile-first, proof of concept, built in Axure, both demonstrated the feasibility of designing a configurator for products with nearly 90,000 variations and enabled the project sponsor to socialise the proposal amongst colleagues.