USpace design case study
This story is about design I made for Ungert Design from 10/2014 to 04/2015 in collaboration with the team: Ilya Belikin, Gleb Vodovozov, Yuri Karabatov, Hebitz Lau.
Uspace — is a mobile app for indoor location based on iBeacon technology. I believe it’s super interesting and unexplored area. And no other company done it “well”. It might seem a little creepy in terms of privacy, but it’s just a matter how you use it. It’s not not less private than to let other people see you, I believe.
Here’s the general look of the app:
Let’s go deeper in the process. First thing we had to define is: the general look and editor for indoor plans. My key focus was on:
- Keep it light.
All assets and plans suppose to be vector-based to make loading as fast as possible and provide infinite zoom possibilities with no quality loss.
- All in 1 style, but easy to recognise.
Brand image and stylish look is important, but also we must see that table is table and sofa is sofa.
- Don’t annoy anyone.
It’s an everyday use app, so, let’s make it suitable for fancy teenagers and severe businessman.
This is how editor mode looks like:
I don’t think it needs additional explanation. Most users intuitively understand what to do and how it works.
I’ve designed a whole set of general assets, here’s a little insight how it works:
Assets designed in a super simple way, so any other designer can continue designing them. Every asset has 50% 1px black border, in order to fit to almost any background colour. All coordinates are whole numbers.
For our clients we even design custom assets for better space orientation:
The login screen:
I made a set of these characters for marketing purpose to illustrate types of users:
Spaces navigation (aerial view):
One of the coolest things is that you can control your IoT devices with Uspace, here’s some examples: