iBASEt build’s complex software for the discrete manufacturing industry. iBASEt’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and quality management software systems are giving their customers the power to monitor every aspect of production, quality and compliance efficiency. Some of the customers that utilize their systems are, NASA, Rolls-Royce, Cirrus Aircraft, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman to name a few.
About The Project
During this project, I worked closely with the Product Manager, Business Analyst, and development team to create a new MES system that focused on usability over functionality. When I first arrived at iBASEt very few people understood what a UX Designer was. This has made for one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced. Their main flagship software was build in the ’90s and was still a windows based client. The biggest problem with the software is the sales team was behind every decision ever made for it and it was all designed by them and the development team. This made for an overly complicated interface with way too much going on and no clear direction to what the user should do.
Our solution was to come up with an interface that simplified the process as best we could without rewriting the database and allowing our users to focus on the task at hand. The ultimate goal was to provide an MES solution that our customers could tailor to their needs and would allow their users to be more efficient, productive and able to use almost any technology they needed in order to complete their tasks. I believe we are meeting this goal as we continue to refine our designs and application to meet their needs.
The designs below were all done in Axure RP so that we were able to create quick designs/wireframes on and get feedback from stakeholders and users rapidly through the process. This project is still currently under design and development but has been released to the public for feedback as we continue to the process.