In collaboration with STILL, Ergosign created a novel modular user interface for reporting, analysis and management of fleets. In this project, Ergosign was responsible for both UX design definition and technical implementation of the respective web application.
Special requirements were posed by two aspects: visualization and access to large data sets as well as the design of scalable and adaptable concepts for future innovations. As a result, the design paradigms had to be created as fully comprehensive to suit the entire application environment.
The focus was on simple and intuitive visualization of large data volumes together with a design adaptable to any current and future partial applications. Thereby, the user can quickly find his/her way in all partial applications of the software environment.
The software environment of Ergosign deftly combines the use of search filters and parameters with data visualization: Thus, data of the vehicles are displayed in bar charts after the search request is refined. This results in a layout presenting information in a neat and intuitive way on a variety of levels.
Once the design was completed, the software engineering team organised an implementation workshop early in 2015, to discuss and plan the project with STILL. The project delivery was defined as a Web Application using the AngularJS framework as a Single Page Application (SPA). When the project was completed a fast and user friendly frontend application was delivered, whose architecture fits seamlessly to the requirements from STILL. The project did not only include the frontend development: At the same time as developing the frontend application, the team also proposed a concept for structuring the interfaces for the numerous app modules to connect to the backend. The proposed data structure ensures optimal data exchange between the backend and the frontend via the API. The team also created a comprehensive Components Library, which specifies the individual components of the STILL neXXt fleet which facilitated collaborative work and knowledge transfer.
STILL has long been one of to the leading suppliers of forklifts, wagons and tractors, as well as advanced intra-logistics systems, and offers customized in-plant logistics solutions globally. STILL realizes intelligent interaction of forklifts and warehouse machinery, software and services.
Hannes Musekamp, Teamlead & Principal UX Designer, Ergosign Hamburg
"STILL neXXt fleet displays complex data and relationships in a simple, tangible and aesthetic manner."