Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Apps – iPhone and iPad
- User Interface, User Experience Design
- Conceptual design, wireframing, prototypes, development
- Iterative development – using ‘Scrum’ framework
- Software developed for a multi-billion dollar, publicly traded corporation, name withheld at request
The aim of this project was to conceptually frame, design, develop, and deliver an iOS software product that is flexible, data driven, and able to be retrofit to a number of customers. The app is used to remotely monitor large scale equipment, such as gas turbines, manufacturing equipment, aeronautics, or as in the examples developed, electrical transformers. The application allows a user to oversee all Assets they are responsible for, and Key Performance Indicators on that Asset. Alarms or Events are also tracked through the app. In the final stages of development, we began introducing communication and collaboration tools, allowing users to identify and diagnose problems, and notify or consult the proper people.
This work was completed on a development team using the ‘Scrum’ project management framework, in which the team completes an iteration every two weeks, then reevaluates the project status and moves towards a new iteration. This keeps work at a rapid pace, and squashes bugs quickly and early. The goal is to release a sellable(although not necessarily shippable) product by the end of each iteration. The team consisted of back end/services developers, front end developers, Quality Assurance, Marketing directors, and the User Interface/User Experience designer, myself. Each member of the team was asked to work across disciplines and processes to achieve our goals. The challenge in this team was bringing design into an arena where it had previously been absent. We developed ways of integrating design and design thinking into the process, and keep the UI aligned with the rest of the work without slowing production.