UX/UI • Mobile Applications
JT2Go is the industry leader for viewing 3D JT data on mobile and desktop devices. JT data can be generated from nearly all the major CAD/CAM/CAE tools available in the industry today.
My role was to provide ideas that delivered a good user interface and design experience across all mobile platforms (Windows Surface Hub & Hololense, large & medium size tablets and mobile phones).
Microsoft launched the Surface Hub in 2015. Prior to this, they asked us to develop a JT2Go (the existing Siemens application) mobile application to demonstrate on the Surface Hub for its official release.
I started by understanding the application’s core users and its features & functionality to begin forming ideas of how I could extend its capability to the Surface Hub. At the discovery stage, the technical specifications of the Microsoft Surface Hub were not yet available such as DPI, screen resolution and sizes. At the time, we were only informed that Microsoft planned to release a 55" and an 85" Surface Hub in the middle of 2015.
My team and I started our initial concepts with whiteboards and sketches, which were then transformed into a UX Diagram Flow and Wireframes. We presented our work to the stakeholders. Once we received feedback and approval, I started with the visual design of JT2Go’s User Interface and Icon Design, in addition to branding.
UX DIAGRAM / FLOW CHART
A: CALL OUT INTERACTION
B. INTERACTION ON START SCREEN
C. INTERACTION ON 3D VIEWER
USER INTERFACE DESIGN FOR 85" MICROSOFT SURFACE HUB
In the middle of 2015, our team launched the JT2Go Universal Window Platform version along with Microsoft Surface Hub releases. The application was pre-installed on every Surface Hub in the Windows Stores for demo purposes in their display areas. The launch was a huge success and we received a lot of positive feedback.
Later in 2005, Microsoft requested that JT2Go be compatible with all small to large UWP, iOS and Android mobile tablets and smartphones. I started to translate the design to all media and to provide designs to each platform.
At the beginning of the discovery stage, the specification for the Microsoft Surface Hub wasn’t clear. After the first round of design, I had to print out the widgets and dialog designs along with different font sizes and icons to ensure the physical sizes were legible on the screen. I had to ensure the compatibility of JT2Go to both small to large mediums. As in many cases, this is a major challenge. Not all design concepts that are valid on larger screens can be implemented on the small screen. Devices can differ in size, resolution, type of display, physical interaction methods, and performance.
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