IBM Connections

IBM, 2006 - 2009

IBM Connections is a social software service for enterprise.

  • Product concept
  • User research
  • Product requirements
  • Interaction wireframes
  • Usability testing
  • Design specifications
  • HTML and CSS prototyping

I performed user research, created early vision stories and defined product requirements for IBM's first social software offering, IBM Connections. I was the lead designer for Profiles, Activites, Microblogging, and desktop app integration for Connections.

IBM released version 1 of Lotus Connections in the summer of 2007. It was the most successful new software product introduction in IBM's history, with $17 million in worldwide sales in less than six months. Lotus Connections also changed how IBM approached software development, moving away from the traditional "waterfall" method of project management to a more agile, iterative model.

IBM Connections Marketing Page

IBM Connections on Lotus Greenhouse

IBM Connections
The IBM Connections home page.
IBM Connections
A profile in IBM Connections.
IBM Connections
Activities, a social productivity system in IBM Connections.
IBM Connections
Lotus Notes has a sidebar to view and publish Connections microblog updates.
IBM Connections
One of the first site sketches used to plan Connections version 1.