Developing the Product
The Blockdaemon dashboard is a web app that allows developers and enterprise users to set up their blockchain infrastructure, manage payments, enable add-ons, and deploy smart contracts.
At the time, anyone wanting to host their own blockchain node had to hire a developer to download the software packages and host it on a server manually. The goal of the dashboard was create an frictionless experience that allowed both developers and non-technical users to deploy a node with ease.
Because of this, we designed the onboarding to prompt users toward this initial setup allowing them to deploy a node within minutes of creating an account. While the focus was on usability, developers were an important user story that we needed to accommodate for. By exposing more advanced configurations in menus we ensured that they would have these settings available without tripping up the average user in their initial onboarding experience. After the initial setup, a status screen was designed to allow users to check in on the status of their infrastructure, manage payments, and add additional users to the account.