Here at Ada Fintech, our aim is to make life easier for users. It’s important to us that we keep you up to date on our roadmap, and what enhancements you will be seeing on the platform.
This month we’re taking a break from our usual format to update you on a series of stealth UI/UX enhancements we’ve made behind the scenes:
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UI/ UX Improvements
We use dialogs throughout the UI in Ada Fintech to help users make selections, apply filters, confirm changes and even complete tasks. Multi-step dialogs is exactly what it sounds like – it enables us to present a secondary screen which can inform or be linked to the first screen.
This is really useful when you want to apply a set of filters to a selection list (for example, filtering funds within a selection dialog). By standardising our approach to this pattern – we are able to offer up a consistent experience across the platform where this interaction occurs. A few examples of where this can be found in Ada today:
- Managing contacts within a meeting
- Adding funds to performance charts
Buttons are a core component of any UI kit, and within Ada we have a variety of button types – each enabling users to interact with content within the UI in a slightly different way.
Over the last few years, we’ve added new button types and made changes to the various interaction states – but we realise this got slightly out of hand. As a result, we had multiple button types that were slight variations of the next, but no real benefit to the end user.
So earlier this year we revisited our button component pattern, stripping out much of the complexity and standardising the colours, iconography and interaction states for our standard buttons.
Our new look buttons are much clearer, and have defined rules around how/when/where they should be used. No longer will you see multiple conflicting buttons on a single page, and it’ll be much clearer which action for which button is the ‘primary’ interaction.
Enhanced browser tabs
Another small change that will transform the way in which you interact with Ada is our update to the browser tab bar. Originally, each Ada tab open in your browser would only display ‘Ada’ as the title – not super useful. With this update, we’ve added contextual page headings, along with the app icon to whichever app you are in.
This means that if you’re an Ada power user and find yourself having multiple active tabs, navigating various fund pages you might have open should no longer be a guessing game.
Multi-tab right click
Linked to having multiple tabs open is the ability to simply right click and select ‘open in new tab’. Previously this wasn’t an option available for many of the launch options within Ada (e.g. opening reviews, viewing meetings). This would mean having to navigate to that particular page and copy/paste the URL to either open in new tab, or to share with other.
We’ve done a lot of work behind the scenes to enable this functionality – so to make the most of this head on over to your reviews or meetings section and check out this time saving update today.
This month at Ada Fintech
This month at Ada Fintech we got to celebrate ‘Plastic Free July’ – a global movement to raise awareness and try to encourage us all to reduce our use of single use plastics. Plastics are not easily recycled and with many plastics free alternatives on the market, now is the time to make the switch. As a business we put the environment and sustainability at the core of what we do and are always listening to employee ideas on the steps we can take as a business to be more sustainable.
Let us not forget the amazing achievement of the British Lionesses winning the Euros Football championship this month. We believe this is a great step forward both for women’s football and women’s sport globally.