MILITARY TIMES

Military Waypoint

Military Waypoint was a new product launched by Military Times in 2015. It was an exclusive site for active duty military members, veterans, retired military members, spouses and dependents. Developed with a goal of creating the largest, most engaged community of military travelers, the site was primarily composed of user-generated content with supplementary material written by Military Times editors and contributors.

Update: Sightline Media Group (the owner of Military Times and its sister sites) was sold in 2016 and the Military Waypoint site was discontinued.

PROCESS

As the lead designer on this project I not only was responsible for all visual designs, UX design, wireframing and branding, I was also part of the product development team working to determine features, functionality, use cases and site maps. I not only created visual mocks but also created html prototypes to help test usability and design before certain features when into development.

RESULT

While in the end, Military Waypoint was a short lived project, it was my first glimpse into the world of product design. We were launching the first stand along product for Military Times and we were a team of 4 people, none of whom had launched a new product from the beginning before. Looking back there are so many things I wish I knew and so many more things I would have done differently on this project – but my time creating Military Waypoint was very instrumental in preparing my for my future in product design. I am grateful for this experience and for having a team that allowed me to get my hands into every aspect of this product development journey.