Simple idea that needed an urgent design and implementation
This one was so fun, which you probably can't tell from this hideous collage below, because my face isn't great at looking happy, but it was. A quick flight to Vienna to facilitate a "Rapid" Design Sprint, which is 2 days of hard work during the workshops that produce some kind of an artifact at the end. To make it happen, and to make it animate a little during the click/walk-through, I barely slept after day one. But it was worth it. I came back bringing Avisio guys 100% onboard for further product development and I ate a schnitzel. Win-win. We did a lot of sketching, then I jumped into the Adobe Xd (which I preferred back in the days over Figma, which did change about a year ago) to make some visuals for the second day to gain their feedback and rush the scope of work a little, or just make it happen and wrote down, so I have something legitimate once I'll be back to my office. This is a typical success story, so it will be a little over positive.
Rapid prototyping at it's finest
After the first day, we end up with some sketches or lo-fi wireframes if you prefer the fake UX lingo (they looked like sketches or even doodles - I'm not trying to be UX-fancy here), and an overview of what this product should look like, without getting too deep into the edge cases at this point. Those though came up later on, in quite an amount, which was great because without addressing those before the development, it could end up straight trash. It didn't. Avisio is now on top in the hotel PMS (Platform Management System) industry, and they are winning award after award, after award... I worked till the end of the MVP phase with them, but nowadays the app itself is in approx. 90% the same. You can be wondering about the strange aspect ratio of those designs - this is another fun thing about the Avisio project - it's tabled, specifically iPad first.