Executing a building fire safety inspection is generally a two person job. One person remains by the fire panel while the other moves between sensors and alarms to activate their communication with the panel. Honeywell wanted to offer a one person solution. With the eVance app.: the fire 'points' communicate with the fire panel wich in turn communicates back to the app. This removes the need for a second person.
The eVance app. also needed to support a wide range of functions including: test results, sensor manufacturing information, notes, pictures and document creation.
The primary function of the eVance application is the result of tested 'points'. The app. is designed to be used on an iPhone 5 with a bar code scanner as part of its case.
The input of the tests are designed to be done as quickly and accurately as possible. The buttons are large and round to provide optimal touch targets. Large amounts of padding is placed between the targets to minimaize misclicks. And selected inputs are bright solid colors to confirm the input is correct.
A strong hierarchical system is used to accommodate the variation of states and lists that are needed within the app. The system supports the title bar, tool bar, section dividers, content, and navigation bar.
Each of these elements were designed to work well with and without the other And without dependancies.
The eVance app. relies heavily on list data, making the label/data relationship important.
In general the label and its coorisponding data read from left to right for natural reading. The blue color data is used to convey that the is editable.
For data which identifies a 'point' or is recongnizable through context (e.g. the panel point), the text is larger and the label text becomes secondary.
Honeywell's Service Manager is a desktop application and a companion application to eVance. Its function is to manage employees in the field. Function and layout were very different from the eVance Inspection Manager mobile app. but through color and style the applications feel like the same family of applications.
'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'
To find a design culture that I love to work in and expands my
view of design
My role involves working closely with client stakeholders and internal team leads to provide world class human-centered design solutions. I coordinate with my team in each step of the design process which includes: Preparation, Research, Strategy, Design, Testing and Delivery.
I am involved in the preparatory stages of the design process for prospective clients. I assist in scoping and pricing engagements, as it relates to the design effort. I design project proposals that outline our understanding of the design challenge and the steps that we suggest to come to an effective solution. I contribute to project planning to be sure the design process will result in an efficient use of design hours and on time delivery.
I work with the team in understanding client challenges and researching possible design solutions. This is learned through user interviews, research into current solutions and finding forward thinking solutions that will assimilate into emerging technologies.
The design work that I am involved in is a strong collaborative effort with our client's stakeholders to arrive at the best possible solution for the design effort as possible.
Working within a team, I assist in the creation of design workflows, interaction layouts and realization of final visual design. This includes creating design interaction archetypes to best match the intended interaction models; creating design wireframes and layouts using proven design principles and best practices; creation of user interface designs using visual hierarchy and user affordances; creation of design documentations with clear annotations and directions.
I also produce UI visualizations and motion graphics to help visualize interactions and transitions within a design, market a design solution, or provide guided walkthroughs.
I create click-through prototypes using various testing tools. I assist in running user testing and recording feedback information.
I create finalized design decks with annotations and directions. I produce visual assets as well as style guides containing all visual information needed for internal or external development teams.
At EffectiveUI I had the opportunity to design within various fields, including:
• Internet of Things / Home Automation
• Enterprise Applications
• Industrial Electronics
• Hardware / Firmware
• GIS applications
• Fire Safety
I have had the opportunity to work for a handful of clients over the years. I have rebranded a start-up company and built their website. I have also consulted with a law firm regarding their rebranding effort.
New Media Design & Imaging
BFA March 2013
GPA 3.8 Deans List 2010-2013