Panaya / Risk analysis

The Task

Redesign one of Panaya’s system screens called ‘Risk analysis’.
The Risk analysis is an inner tab within a Feature details view that shows the risk related to that feature.
In this tab, the user chooses one or more objects to run the risk analysis on and can see the results of the
analysis as graph view or in a list.
In both views (graph or list) the user will see additional objects that are impacted by the analyzed objects
and the objects that are impacting the analyzed objects.
While some of the objects will be impacted directly, some will be indirectly
(creating secondary impact from those impacted directly).
In the screenshot, the analyzed object is colored in grey and we can see that it is
impacted by one object and is impacting many.
The important data for the user is the name and type of the impacted object,
and the impact type. The user needs to see the entire impact path,
which can display from 1 to 1000 impacted objects.

User Pain Points

a terribly busy screen with multiple focus areas, unclear hierarchy, the selected object is not well defined,
flood of information that creates visual and cognitive load on the user, lack of contrast that makes it difficult
to read the data in the interface, typography problems and uneven design line.

The solution / design process

a newly designed graph structure, the new graph is built in a circular shape, a shape that creates harmony in the
graph and through which more objects can be displayed without creating an overloaded look.
Color and shape differentiation of the various areas on the screen to create a clearer hierarchical structure and focus the user's eyes.
The main color of the interface is neutral while the different objects are colored for highlighting purposes.
When a particular object is selected, it is highlighted together with all the connected objects on the same path
whereas all unrelated objects are darkened.