MongoDB's Documentation Website receives over 1 million visitors. On a weekly basis, we receive thousands of edits on documentation. It's the main point of reference for developers building MongoDB-based applications and one of the main resources for MongoDB developers.
I was the only UX Designer on the project working directly with the VP of Education, product marketing, and engineering to redesign their website.
I used a combination of Sketch, InVision App, good old paper prototypes, and Google Analytics. Due to not having an official UI Engineer, I also wrote CSS and HTML to communicate the exact pixel perfect layouts and styles.
- Google Analytics analysis
- User Personas
- User Journeys
- UI Design System
- User Testing and card sorting
- Wireframe (Sketch)
- Prototype (Invision)
Research: Understanding the User
Many people would land on the page where we list our products, but very few knew where to go from there. Many went straight to the manual but would get frustrated with where to go next.
There wasn't a guided experience. The documentation was only targeting an advanced MongoDB user.