Apprenda Cloud Network Portal



Integrating Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Apprenda presented a problem: how best to show off their joint value? The team decided an effective way to accomplish this would be a web UI; a product distinct from the Apprenda Cloud Platform but part of the same family. Because this product’s primary purpose was “demoware”, I relied heavily on the reps that would be selling it to get input on interactions and look-and-feel. It’s sales focus meant ACNP had to not only have to function well but also have an attractive aesthetic.


  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing
  • UX Design
  • Visual Design
  • Prototyping

"New Security Domain" view

Modal for binding one domain to another


Whiteboards and Post-Its so you  know  it's legit

Whiteboards and Post-Its so you know it's legit

Starting with discussions with the lead Product Manager and Engineer on the project, I led the agile design process, from whiteboard story mapping sessions through to interactive prototypes in InVision and iterating with frontend devs to ensure pixel-perfect markup.


“Dan is like a miracle worker. Start to finish he did a killer job. He balanced input alongside some context setting and just got it, then delivered something that I could only dream up as a UX."

"...we had network operation personnel literally drooling over our UI. A lot of positive feedback from open demos and the like, so we are definitely on the right track."

– Chris Dutra, Director of Integrations Engineering at Apprenda