The UgMO UG1000 is a smart irrigation and groundwater management system that reduces water usage by up to 50 percent. Using a network of wireless sensors, the UG1000 gathers data from sensors that inform sprinkler and other irrigation components to maintain healthy lawns and gardens while improving overall irrigation performance.
Designed by Andrew Weiman, Mathieu Turpault, Rob Tannen, Ph.D., Seth Galewyrick, Mathieu Zastawny, Keith Fraser and John Coleman of Bresslergroup; and UgMO Technologies for UgMO Technologies
The HazMatID Elite is a portable chemical identifier used to detect hazardous chemical and biological substances. Military and civilian first responders use it to quickly and accurately detect health and safety risks in the field. In one minute or less, the HazMatID Elite identifies and categorizes thousands of possible chemical warfare agents, explosives, toxic industrial chemicals, narcotics and suspicious powders.
Mathieu Turpault, partner and director of design at Bresslergroup, describes the integrated UI/ID process at an April 3 event.
About 50 user experience designers and product developers gathered at Bresslergroup's office for a PDMA Philadelphia event on April 3. Mathieu Turpault, IDSA, director of design and Rob Tannen, Ph.D., IDSA, director of research and interface design, presented the latest thinking on the blended process of product design.
Spot is a fast portable easy-to-use vision-screening system designed to detect several ophthalmological issues in children from near-sightedness to eye misalignment. The typical user is a volunteer vision screener who is part of a school or community vision-screening event. The Wi-Fi-enabled handheld device makes vision screening as easy as using a camera; the touch-screen interface clearly displays results accurately and instantly.
Rob Tannen, IDSA, director of research and user interface design for Bresslergroup, discussed the convergence of industrial design and user interface skills at the Product Design + Innovation Conference in London. He said, "People formally trained in industrial design can make excellent UI designers, but it doesn’t work the other way round."
The first of a four-part effort—built around a study of how lessons from CONNECTING’07 could be used to improve designed conference experiences—this webinar charts how industrial design is evolving to support designed services. (72 minutes)
Rob Tannen, Director of Human Factors at Electronic Ink in Philadelphia, has created a podcast in collaboration with IDSA that discusses current and future trends in the tools for conducting research and usability testing.