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Easily encrypt, transfer and share important files to and from your cloud repositories


An IT enterprise organization focused on data security


UX/UI Design, Prototyping, Presentation Design


Sketch, InVision, Miro


Web App | Cloud technology | Prototyping | UX/UI | Enterprise Organization

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Project Overview

Sertainty approached DePalma Studios to create a proof-of-concept design for their new cloud-based file encryption and transfer product. This product not only secures files when downloaded from, or uploaded to the cloud, but creates an intelligent security system that protects data while transferring to and from the Cloud allowing greater capacity to mitigate risk.

The Problem

Sertainty needed to quickly develop a Cloud Gateway prototype that will allow their team to demonstrate the product’s value to potential investors. Sertainty needed to reduce the intimidation factor and cognitive load of their current UX/UI. The Cloud Gateway interface and workflow should be elegant, intuitive and should cater to a wide range of users with varying levels of technical sophistication.

The Solution

The DePalma team conducted workshops to identify the core users of CloudGateway and their needs from the platform. We then created service design journeys which allowed us to identify and prioritize the features for each unique user base. File encryption, cloud storage and secure sharing has the potential for complex and confusing workflows. We worked with the client and potential users to design a system of UX/UI that minimized confusion, was intuitive and easy to use. This was packaged into an interactive prototype and presentation deck that could be socialized internally and with potential investors.

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Our product team conducted the analysis and defined the user personas along with their journey maps.

As a part of the process, we put together a design (look & feel) mood board to get some inspiration and grab exciting ideas for the procedure. DePalma's Product team created a modern and user-friendly design to accommodate farming solutions and inspire a community.

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The next step was Visual designing with simplified solutions and built the workflow to be intuitive.

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We built a working prototype before the development phase on the Invision application to give our clients the feel of the actual application after launch.

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DePalma worked with Sertainty to take the complex problem of encrypting, uploading and sharing secure files on a cloud-based platform and packaged it into an intuitive, unintimidating and easy-to-use workflow in the form of the CloudGateway web app.