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BEV Instrument Cluster

Ford Battery Electric Vehicle Instrument Cluster

Feb 2012

Client

Ford

Responsibilities

Interaction design, visual design

Description

I picked up this project mid-way through production – tasked with fixing problem areas of the Ford’s new Battery Electric Vehicle UI. This comprises of two digital displays either side of a physical speedometer. The right hand side contains information supporting the vehicle’s ‘centre stack’, known as MyFord Touch. The left hand screen contains information relating to the performance of the vehicle. My primary duty was to produce the screens appearing on this screen.

As Ford’s first ‘BEV’ we explored new areas of automotive interface design, solving issues such as ‘range anxiety’. The interface also has a customisation feature so the content is laid out such that the driver can choose their own combination of gauges and read outs. The content displayed on either screen is controlled using the five-way controllers on the steering wheel.

Alongside the interaction problems I also refined the visual design which was based on the visual styling of an older instrument cluster. The colour palette was based on the representation of electric power as blue with a small selection of supporting colours representing states of power.

MyFord Touch Integration

MyFord Touch BEV integration samples

Feb 2012

Client

Ford

Responsibilities

Interaction design, visual design

Description

In addition to producing the Battery Electric Vehicle instrument cluster, I also designed a selection of screens to be integrated in to the MyFord Touch infotainment system. Working within the constraints of the existing interface I reproduced content from the cluster, sizing it up an adapting the layout so that it felt visual balanced with both systems.

FPU Mobile Site

Homepage of FPU mobile site

Sept 2011

Client

Fresno Pacific University

Responsibilities

Interaction design, visual design

Description

Having redesigned FPU’s main site I was commissioned to design their mobile site too.

To do this I worked with the client to rationalise the content while provide an engaging experience that wouldn’t make the site feel like a set of simple menu options.

The result is a mobile site that reflects the image of the university and allows users to gain quick and easy access to the information they need whatever their situation.

Ovi Appstore Promotion

screenshot

Sept 2009

Client

Nokia

Responsibilities

Visual design

Description

Will working at AKQA, among the many ‘one days’ I was often tasked with, they asked me to design a couple of desktop images promoting the latest handset and growing suite of apps available on Ovi.

The resulting images were then used at Nokia World that weekend and placed on their press site for use by journalists.

South of Sunnyside Reskin

screenshot

Sept 2009

Client

South of Sunnyside

Responsibilities

Visual design design

Description

This was a nice simple visual design job, which was fun to do in amongst all the ID that I have been more focused on recently.

The client had an existing blog with regular readership and asked me if I could give it an overhaul with a fresh and friendly feel.

Sony Europe Online Store

screenshot

Apr 2009

Client

Sony

Responsibilities

Visual design

Description

I was hired by Flow Interactive to come in on visual design capacity working closely with two of their IAs on the ‘proof of concept’. The brief was to create a completely new online experience for the Sony Europe and Asia business group. The site was to encompass their entire product catalogue and would serve to bring all their e-commerce activities under one umbrella.

The visual design I produced was based around the idea of a virtual shop in which the user could explore and interact with the products as though engaging with them on the shelf.

One Stop Blogs

screenshot from site

Mar 2009

Client

Macmillan Publishing

Responsibilities

Visual design, Web development

Description

One Stop Blogs is a blogging aggregation site from MacMillan Publishing for people working with in the language teaching profession.

Armed simply with existing branding of One Stop English I created a totally new site site, developing a unique look and feel. The site is built on an existing code structure which I was constrained to but then given the freedom to stretch it as far as I could to come up with something fresh and exciting.

The design I produced brought life to a previously dull uninspiring content model. Once I had the design in place I kicked of the css work which I then passed on to the in-house development team.

www.nature.com/blog

screenshot from site

Feb 2009

Client

Macmillan Publishing

Responsibilities

Visual design

Description

Nature.com supports a large amount of blogs within its network. Each one is on a different specialist subject, with it’s own identity, will fitting within the styling and structure of the nature.com site.

I was asked to design a generic template for this array of blogs which could be adapted simply using the css so that each blog could use it’s own signature colour and place a unique image in the header to identify it from the others.

In the day I had to work on this I produced a couple of variations. The result being that the final template is based on the second but pulling a couple of elements from the first.

Aston Martin Centerstack

Screen samples of Aston Martin Infotainment System

Feb 2009

Client

Aston Martin

Responsibilities

interaction design, visual design

Description

Having worked on a concept interface for Aston Martin previously at Splendid they then gave me the opportunity to produce the real thing.

Over a number of months I took charge of the production of the infotainment system, in tandem to a team who produced a home mangement system.

We worked closely with the client spending two days a week on site in Gaydon.They allowed us to become emersed in the Aston Martin world, interviewing all the stakeholders and wide range of staff.

We then developed our ideas through a series of testing phases, finally translating the UI in to a refined elegant visual interface which blended seamlessly in to the vehicle interior.