Autodesk makes software for people who make things: manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media, and entertainment industries all rely on their products. The Autodesk BIM 360 product is a unified platform that synchronously connects project teams and data throughout the construction process.
I was brought on board to place an in-house User Experience designer on an Autodesk team. I integrated into the Assets team to understand the customer and company needs, ideate on workflows, and design solutions. The goal of this team was to streamline asset management and tracking through the entire construction process.
After joining forces, the Plangrid and Autodesk teams worked to integrate Plagrid’s product offerings into the Autodesk core software and enhance the Autodesk suite. Autodesk’s BIM 360 product was an industry leader in construction management. However, it lacked a robust asset management and tracking solution. The assets team was created and tasked with integrating Plangrid’s assets expertise and solutions with Autodesk’s BIM 360 tool.
To design the BIM 360 asset management and tracking experience, Autodesk formed a cross-functional assets team. I followed a specific design process to ensure the best results were produced quickly and reliably. Good design is based on systems and processes, so early on, a framework and templates were formed to maintain consistency and familiarity for the user.
From Idea to Solution
Over several months, I integrated into the Assets team, collaborating across industries and geolocation, and leading design discussions. Ultimately, the asset management and tracking component of the BIM 360 suite was successfully launched and integrated into the comprehensive family of Autodesk construction management software.