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HMI + LCD

Kitchen Range example

2016

The touch LCD and the HMI (Human Machine Interface) works together to bring an array of functions and shortcuts, optimized to improve the usability of kitchen range appliances. The HMI primarily served limited but frequently used functions, while the LCD provided multiple open ended functions to meet users contextual needs.

UX + UI + ID + more . . .

Kitchen Range example

2016

Working in an environment where 'software and manufacturing' go hand in hand is quite different from 'software only'. It was extremely crucial that all design teams ( UX + UI + ID + Motion ) worked in tandem with engineering ( software + chip + hardware ) in order to meet the product launch timelines.

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Button usability

Wall Oven example

2016

The large buttons were designed with consideration of visibility of the food image while still being able to clearly read and make an easy selection within the white space. In this case, we carefully crafted the UI with 'Assisted cooking' features, so the user could focus on anything else that might be more important to them.

Favorites menu

Microwave example

2016

We arrived at the favorites menu and its layout after running several qualitative interviews with the users, conducted at Whirlpool's highly sophisticated usability labs. While this UI was ever so slightly different, the majority of its look and feel was consistent in order to keep the users from learning new patterns.

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Idle Clock

Microwave example

2016

There was a lot of design and usability research over the 'Idle clock'. We wanted it simple, not overpowering and just visible enough when the user wanted to know the time.

Progress bars

Microwave example

2016

We used clean contrasts from our color palette to visually convey the progress bar with a quick glimpse. It was equally important to tone down the rest of the UI but also provide additional cues, like the 'percentage completed' and 'time remaining'. We also included  accessibility options to serve varying needs with color contrast.

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