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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.

Training & Sales App

Samples of interface wireframes

Nov 2011

Client

Ford

Responsibilities

Interaction design

Description

Imagination pitched to Ford to produce a set of tablet based interfaces to support their growing Asian market. The brief was to create an e-learning platform to inform, inspire and test sales staff knowledge. Along side this was a sales tool to support the staff and provide rich content about the products. The final interface was to assist the hand-over process post-purchase.

We had a week to put together the presentation.

My solution, taking in factors such as budget, time and on-site infrastructure, was to merge the three interfaces in to a single product, built in HTML5, to work across multiple platforms.

Using a single log in and homepage the staff would be able to access which ever option they required. The different options were designed around a common template and assets so that once the user had completed their training they would immediately be familiar with the sales tool.

For presentation I created three user journeys, one for each core use-case.

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.

Lifecaster Demo

screenshot

Sept 2009

Client

Nokia

Responsibilities

art direction and flash asset creation

Description

For this brief I flew out to Berlin and met the Nokia team working on the production of this new mobile app. Although the product development was complete they required a Flash demo of the interface to mock the interaction for a press event.

I returned to London and working closely with a Flash developer to build the demo, liaising with the guys in Berlin to provide visuals and feedback on progress throughout the week leading up to the show.

The end product can be seen in use here on Youtube.

Gooey – Concept UI for Windows Mobile

screenshot from site

Oct 2008

Client

Samsung/Microsoft

Responsibilities

art direction, visual design, interaction design, Silverlight asset creation

Description

Microsoft wanted to showcase Silverlight on a mobile platform. The solution was to create an animated, interactive character which could interpret the operation system functions of the Samsung Omnia.

I worked on this as a solo project, for Splendid, over two weeks, working with a developer from Samsung, plus technical support from the in-house Microsoft Silverlight team.

I spent the first few days brainstorming and storyboarding the project, and brought in some illustrators to create the character. I then spent a week in Seattle at Microsoft taking part in a workshop with other small Silverlight teams where I finished the storyboarding and investigated technical solutions to our requirements. The final week was spent producing the visual interface which I created using Microsoft Expression.

The final interface was produced as a demo for PDC2008 in LA.

Infotainment System & Configurator

screenshot from site

Mar 2008

Client

Aston Martin/Microsoft

Responsibilities

visual design, Silverlight asset creation

Description

I joined the team at Splendid to work on this POC, which was produced in partnership with Microsoft.

The brief was to produce a website, a stand alone touchscreen application and in-car system for Aston Martin using Silverlight. The website was to by an engaging marketing tool which would drive sales and streamline the buying process through the use of a 3D car configurator. The second objective of the site was to provide a community area and personalised content for new car owners.

In addition to the configurator we designed a touchscreen application used in the car show room. This system pulled the content created by the potential owner and displayed it on a tablet for the sales staff to use when specing out the car details.

The final part of the project was the in-car system. This interface is was displayed on a small screen in the dash and provided a central hub for all the car’s systems including the cd player, radio, environmental controls, diagnostics and a drive recording system.

My role was to support the lead designer in creating the finished artwork. Working to an extremely tight deadline we then translated all the interfaces in to Sliverlight using Blend, and created animated sequences which were handed over to the development team.

The finished piece was then integrated in to an actual car for demo purposes and was used for a keynote presentation at Mix 08, first in Las Vegas, then across the globe.