In the beginning of 2016, my team and I started thinking about one essential addition to the overall motus product family, motus warehouse. Motus itself is an industry and logistics software platform with a focus on fast, safe and more transparent logistic processes. The warehouse product was one of the critical building blocks towards the company goal of building more intuitive solutions for the entire logistics industry.
The motus web application is primarily focused on managing different kinds of master records while maintaining the entire logistics process itself. To meet the needs of our users and the market, we needed to come up with a solution that can work on as many devices and operating systems as possible, while being flexible, user-friendly and accessible in many different scenarios.
During the development process, we came across different obstacles we successfully mastered. From my point of view, one key factor that contributed to the success of this initial iteration of the motus warehouse product was our component-based approach during the design and development of our user interface. This approach allowed us to move quickly while also building an in-depth documentation and internal design system that grew slowly but steadily.
Furthermore, we gathered a lot of positive feedback and success stories during our own testing rounds. This open and continuous feedback loop was a crucial part during our development phase.