EMPLOYEE TIME OFF
Vacation time is one of the best perks of any job. Turner’s best perk is the impressive amount of time off that each employee gets. On top of a wonderful paid time off package each employee gets additional days of during the summer and holidays if they work in a 24/7 type of environment such as within the broadcast news departments. One of the most frustrated and uninspirational parts of the whole taking time off experience is the internal employee time off website itself. For a fun an innovative company the time off portal is very uninspiring. I took a stab at refreshing the employee portal by designing a new, improved and more in line with the company branding website for it.
The original design is very confusing. There is no seperation of information. One of the worst parts of it is the fact that it shows you how many hours you have to use. No one is able to use a few hours here and a few hours there for vacation. That in itself didn’t make self that it would be visible to the viewer. It would make more sense if the time displayed is in days. Instead of “you have X amount of hours left” – it would say “you have X amount of days left”. Everyone always
Originally i wanted to include imagery of vacation places or even stills of people with their families. However the more I was working on it and thinking I realized that some people do not take time off for things such as vacations only. People take them off for sick days, family need, and other unpleasant events. I decided to stick with the branding of Turner which includes primary colors and a variety of patterns and great typefaces such as the typeface Storyteller. I stayed close to the branding of the company and wanted it to be very clean and easy to use and understand all the data presented. Especially the most important part. As in “How many days do i have off?”.
The final product was a very clean product experience with large numbers that are easy to see and large buttons to click on. The color scheme is bright and fun, but not too happy. It conveys the branding of the company and connects the paid time off portal to the employee homepage for Turner for a consistent branding experience of the company.