It was important that the CRISPR site adhere to Agilent's design guidelines to ensure a consistent experience for users across Agilent's many products. Some challenges we encountered were managing existing inconsistency within Agilent's products and needing to define and create new interaction patterns and visual assets for new features. When creating new interaction designs I'd repurposing or adjusting existing interactions in order to stay as consistent as possible with existing interaction patterns while, most importantly, making them intuitive and easy to use.
One of the primary user needs is to upload and prepare sequences for purchase. The user is able to accomplish this in three steps with the software guiding them along the way to ensure their sequences can be manufactored and will meet their specific needs.
In addition to uploading and customizing their own sequences it was also important to give users easy access to Agilent's Design Catalog where they can browse existing designs that might already meet their needs.