Client: Nokia Technologies
Role: Lead Human Interface Designer
Methods: Design sprints, ethnographic research, prototyping


PROBLEM

Nokia networks had recently designed hardware — a smart-home gateway — and needed a new app to control it.

SOLUTIONS

We completely redesigned the old app with new typography, color-systems, interaction designs, and information architectures.

 

THE PROCESS

I organized the team around a 4-step process: research, ideate, design and deliver. 

We found that users expect buttons and knobs in the virtual space to conrol physical devices in the real world.

During ideation, we experimented with bringing this physical world into the virtual without dated skeuomorphic designs. Ideation started with sketching...

 
 
 
 

...and led to wireframes...

 
 

...and progressed to iterations of visual UI design.

 
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After many rounds of ideation, we came to a direction that used a dark theme to indicate remote control, and a light to indicate maintenance and setup.

 

THE WORK


THE TEAM

Noel Billig, Head of Human Interface Design
Lee Gordon, Lead Human Interface Designer
Keyvan Hami, Motion and UX
Jordan Fripp, Visual Design


Next Up: Qantas Redesign