This is an example of redesigning a Software as a Service from the ground up, starting with the navigation. The challenge here was that there were multiple modules within the application that were all developed and designed differently and each had their own set of navigation points. This meant that as a user made his way through the system it was difficult to keep track of where they were and how they got there.
Through user research, I learned that users often used options across all modules during a single session. Additionally, users had a hard time navigating the system and finding what they needed when they needed it. Thus, I redesigned the system so that it was user-centric rather than module-centric. Here are examples of the new navigation system I designed both the visuals and interactions for compared to the original one (at the end). All of the work for this was completed in Adobe Photoshop. The screens you see below are from the released product.
HRSmart has since been acquired by Deltek.
Click on the images to view them.