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Situational Awareness Platform

UI UX Design


Type Experience Driven Design Course, as UI UX Designer

Date
6 Week Project

Design Goal How might we create a digital platform as a new ways to merge data sources and provide information in intuitive, powerful and visually impressive manner.
Team Nina Lukin, Izzan Soedarsono, and Agnesa Vavrinova for the Experience Driven Design Course 2018




Experience Driven Design Course



This project comes from one course that I took in Aalto, which is Experience Driven Design class. The aim of this course how we develop digital experience based on client given task by putting XGoals (Experience Goals) as the main design drivers.


We were given a task by Rolls Royce Marine, to design a platform to increase situational awareness or intelligent awareness in harbors combining new and existing data sources in a creative way. The platform would be an user interface providing all important information as well as new interesting data types which help to see harbor operations from different viewpoints and offer new insights on operations. Shared, well presented data is the bridge to increasing awareness of one’s surroundings.





Goals


Rolls-Royce Marine is currently developing a new solution for various stakeholders working in harbour area, to increase their situational awareness on shore. It was our task to help imagine and visualize ways that would support such vision by developing a user interface that would provide dynamic data in an attractive and accessible way. The inspiration for this ambitious project comes from ship situational awareness, a product which Rolls Royce Marine has been developing previously.

The goal of our UI is to showcase new ways to merge data sources and provide information in intuitive, powerful and visually impressive manner. UI will increase exchange of data between stakeholders and it will act as an objective and reliable source for knowledge. It would also act as an trust building element inspiring future data experiments for the harbor stakeholders.

The double diamond structure provided a base to our project plan and thus we followed the 4 steps when designing our experience driven user interface. So, let’s have a look at how we Discovered, Defined, Developed and lastly at how we aim to Deliver the Intelligent Harbor to our client and in the future hopefully to the users.





Gathering Insights


The context study in which we conducted interviews with the harbor management as well as with a researcher and two operator representatives provided us with strong evidence. When designing with Experience Goals in mind, it is crucial to understand how people feel and why they currently feel this way. To us, a way of pinpointing such feelings would help to set the experience goals, we mapped insights from interviews by using affinity diagrams.

These are the insights that not only supported the importance of introducing new technologies to the harbour environment but also clarified where are the weak spots and opportunities to design for better experiences.

  1. There is no real data share nor exchange of it between the operators because of business reasons – “information is business”.
  2. At the moment there is no accurate information about the container location and time is wasted looking for specific containers in the exchange area.
  3. It is crucial to know about the actions going on in the harbour in real time.
  4. Synergy between operations is important.
  5. There are multiple stakeholders to share data with every day.



XGOALS


TRUST

Trust rose as a XGoal early on out of our research. As data is not shared widely, misunderstandings happen and communication can be a challenge. An objective, shareable information source would increase trust in the harbor site and beyond. Trust is also very closely related to confidence, believing you can achieve and accomplish set goals. More accessible information in a convenient form helps to get new insights about your surroundings and help make better decisions.

  • Info for common good.
  • Sharing & having access to valuable data.
  • Objective data sources help building trust towards other stakeholders.
  • Trust encourages to free exploration.
  • Trust builds over time.





XPLORATION

Rolls Royce wants to spark creativity and exploration mindset to new data experiments. By providing a UI with new ways to show and share information, we aim to evoke the mindset for exploring - everything is possible when you implement new data types and algorithms.

  • Using & fusing data in a new and creative way
  • WOW-moments
  • Exploration of new possibilities that users didn’t know existed
  • Curiousness, what could this system provide for me?
  • Exploring new opportunities, being curious and excited

Delivering High Fidelity Prototype


My role in this project is making the interactable UI prototype by using Sketch and Flinto. The UI provides new viewpoints on harbor processes in real time. You can find all important information as well as new interesting data types which help to see harbor operations from different viewpoints and offer new insights into operations. The UI aims to provide information in intuitive, powerful and visually impressive manner. This UI aims to increase exchange of data between stakeholders and it could act as an objective and reliable source for knowledge.


All the included functions and properties build the situational awareness in harbor - you are able to see the condition from multiple viewpoints and get a good overall view of what is going on. By providing a lot of information, it’s help user to accomplish tasks and optimize operations.

Mark