Email is so 1996
Research, business alignment, experience & UI design
4 Engineers, 1 PM, 2 Biz Stakeholders
01. Setting the stage
Many of Boundless Immigration’s touchpoints with customers happen via email, an unstructured and non-scalable way to operate the business.
Email is used in just about every piece of the sometimes months-long process, which means our customer service reps were dealing with increasingly clogged inboxes. Tedious back & forth communications often take multiple rounds of emailing to resolve. This reliance on email was untenable for long-term growth.
The most email-heavy phase of the Boundless process is the . After our team does a complete review of an application, they assemble a list of questions and to-do items for the customer to take care of before moving on to the next phase.
02. The Challenge
Our MVP needed to shift the QA return burden from email into our app, while also laying the foundation for a full in-app comms system.
While this project was specifically about bringing the QA returns process into our web experience, the other major goal was creating a UI pattern that can then be extended to other parts of the process.
We also had the chance to build a new admin UI system from the ground up, again with the goal of making it extensible when more tools are eventually added.