Brightcove is an industry-leading online video publishing, distribution, and storage platform. The product suite has a single login, but the overall user experience was complicated, with a lengthy onboarding process and otherwise useful features hidden away in cumbersome interfaces. The products were also lacking consistency from one to the next.
With several products and a number of different audiences, Brightcove originally tapped Craft to help with a global platform redesign across all of their products.
We partnered with Brightcove to research and design solutions to this mix of challenges. Starting with some in-person workshops, we established the priorities for what we wanted to learn in the research component of the project and areas to explore from a design perspective.
Craft collaborator twig+fish led on-site user research interviews around the world. This gave both the client and us solid information about what Brightcove’s audience needed to be improved in the product design.
Moving into the design process, we explored design frameworks and languages that would work across products, crafting a unified vision for Brightcove’s suite of offerings.
We zeroed in on designing the experience for Beacon, a product designed to make launching high-quality, multi-device streaming apps fast and easy. Craft helped Brightcove create a consistent framework and design system for Beacon — both on the backend software and end-user experiences. With Craft leading design and collaborating with Brightcove’s product team, the sophisticated UI design for Beacon draws on elements of the Brightcove brand with space for the end-user’s branding and design to shine.