A user interface, also called a “UI” or simply an “interface,” is the means in which a person controls a software application or hardware device. A good user interface provides a “user-friendly” experience, allowing the user to interact with the software or hardware in a natural and intuitive way.
User Interface Design in a software application focuses on anticipating what users might need to do and ensuring that the interface has elements that are easy to access, understand, and used to facilitate those actions. UI brings together concepts from interaction design, visual design, and information architecture.
Algo Engines is designed as a B2B application targeting users of wind turbines, solar plants, biomass power plants etc. We have a web and a mobile interface to facilitate operations and analytics of IoT devices. As a first step, we identified the user types or personas:
We understand the value which data analytics brings to our users’ assets and we provide them with a holistic & well organized platform for IoT data analytics. As Brenda Laurel rightly said “A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it”, the purpose of our web application and mobile app are not totally accomplished until the user is thoroughly benefitted with it and keeps looking forward for more from it. We aim to leverage the above UI design principles to extract value from big data analytics, cloud and predictive modelling for our customers.
In our upcoming posts, we will share more details on how we designed, redesigned our UI over the course of time. We hope to share some more steps in the design process that we adopted.