As Infragistics’ user experience consulting group, the UX work that we do for our external clients doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. While our efforts positively effect the working lives of thousands of individuals across all industry verticals, our proudest achievements are often celebrated only by the project teams and the other UX folks here in the office.
From a more personal perspective, my opportunities to be hands-on have become much less frequent given my role as as Director of User Experience. Luckily, when Keysight Technologies contacted us about reimagining the complex, scientific software that controlled their Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), I was able to collaborate with my friend and colleague Kent Eisenhuth to design an application that far exceeded their expectations (and made us proud).
Sample screen shots from our design.
Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Awards
Fast forward to December 1, 2016. That morning, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 80,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of interaction design, announced the finalists for its 2017 international awards competition. In the category of “Disrupting: Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by creating new behaviors, usages or markets”, we were honored to be one of the final four! Our complete entry is available for view on the site, but for convenience, I’ve included our video submission below.
We won’t know if we were selected as the winner of our category until the awards ceremony in NYC on February 8, 2017. In the meantime, we couldn’t be happier to have been included in such prestigious company. Keep your fingers crossed for us!