When I started working with the company, the platform had 18 applications. Navigating around all these applications was a usability disaster. One of the many early priorities was to redesign the platform's navigation and UI framework with with easy-to-access, consistent navigation, alerts and notifications, favorite apps and more. Here are some early design explorations including a "megamenu" version.
First, let's look at the old UI with it's navigation. Next, a prototype is shown which was used to test new designs with users, engineering, and product teams. Finally, new design explorations are shown. I solved many problems with the new navigation design: added the ability to favorite frequently-used applications, updated the information architecture, enabled swift jumping around different applications, and consolidated all navigation into one menu.