About the client
NablaVind’s aim is to simplify wind assessments in the urban environment. The company offers consulting services within a wide range of fluid flow analyses, such as wind engineering, aerodynamics, and multiphase flow. NablaVind delivers solutions ranging from simple Excel sheets to custom simulation solvers and workflows.
The client’s long-term vision is to make the platform a place where architects and urbanists can easily and seamlessly perform automated aerodynamic simulations and receive results quickly and without technical knowledge. We had to create a solution that would enable our client to verify the concept without spending a ton of money on the website.
We decided that we would go with the lean approach and creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) would be the next step. At first, we defined the scope of work to ensure that our product would help our client to achieve the goal. Then, we deepened our understanding of user’s needs and created an user flow for the application.
Urban wind simulations made easy
Our product is a web application connecting the clients with the Nabla Flow core team. The user is able to create simulation project requests, upload files and to receive the results which he can view in 3D directly in the browser. The admin (Nabla Flow team) has the ability to download the clients’ files and upload the results.
Here is a link to the website: nablaflow.no
When working on the project we focused on using the most recent technology pieces.
We had to ensure quick & efficient development time. Nabla Flow technology stack is:
- Node.js + TypeScript
- Apollo GraphQL
- React + TypeScript
- Apollo GraphQL
- Material UI
Defining scope, establishing priorities and agile work environment cannot work without proper communication tools. We use Slack for chat, Jira for planning, and Github for code reviews and discussion.