Uniform software world with recognition effect

Man on job site operates tablet with Cyclone FIELD 360 app from Leica Geosystems.

Perfect interaction of applications thanks to uniform design

The Cyclone FIELD 360 app forms a link between 3D data collection in the field using the RTC360 laser scanner and data registration in the office using the Cyclone REGISTER 360. It lets the user automatically collect, register and review scanned and image data on-site using a tablet. For this software, we designed a self-explanatory user interface to facilitate challenging interactions in 3D, such as grouping and enhancing scanned models, by experienced and inexperienced users alike.

User Research
UX Design

BriefPaving the way to a unified software world

The LEICA Cyclone landscape isn't just made up of a tablet app but is complemented by a user interface on the scanner and desktop software. All components have to intuitively portray highly complex processes, such as scanning the environment, matching scans to the environment, and connecting scans to create an overall image. To make operation as easy as possible for the diverse user group, we created a cohesive software landscape with a strong recognition effect.

ApproachComplex operations, transparent and comprehensible

Through intensive analysis of the previous workflow, suggestions for improvements were developed and then considered in the design of the interface. Experts served as beta testers to provide regular feedback. The Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 UI portrays highly complex processes in a transparent, easily understandable way. Thanks to automatic registration in the field, the creation of three-dimensional point clouds are sped up and simplified, meaning that results are directly available as graphic representations.

OutcomePerfect synergy

Cyclone FIELD 360 is a high-performance tablet application that can be used to operate 3D laser scanners in the field, review scan quality, connect scans with one another and enhance them with data. Together with the Cyclone REGISTER 360 desktop application designed by Ergosign, a product landscape has been created that has set new benchmarks in 3D land mapping thanks to ease of use, top performance, and seamless communication.

About the clientLeica Geosystems - When it has to be right.

For almost 200 years, Leica Geosystems has been revolutionizing the mapping world — with complete solutions for specialists worldwide. The company is known for its premium products and the development of innovative solutions for collecting, analyzing, and presenting unique information. Precise tools, modern software, top-notch service support, and comprehensive services create added value for Leica Geosystems customers daily as they design our world's future.

Cyclone FIELD 360-App und Hardware von Leica Geosystems. of Design Award 2019 & UX Design Awards Concept 2018.
2 Tabletscreens des UX Design von Ergosign zur Cyclone FIELD 360-App von Leica Geosystems.

Gerhard Walter, Product Manager, Leica Geosystems AG

"The Cyclone FIELD 360 app was developed to ensure users could easily and efficiently capture and work with their laser scanning data no matter their skill level."

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