USpace – an indoor location app. UI design case study.
This design case study is about work I made for Ungert Design from 10/2014 to 04/2015 in collaboration with the team.
Uspace — is a mobile app for indoor location based on iBeacon technology. A super interesting and unexplored area that no other company done it “well” yet. 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.
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.
Most users intuitively understand what to do and how it works. We’ve designed a whole set of general assets, here’s an example of 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:
For marketing purposes to illustrate the different types of users.
IoT devices API
One of the coolest things is that you can control your IoT devices with Uspace, here’s some examples.