Human Machine Interfacedesign
HMI Project designs innovative Human Machine Interfaces for industrial applications. Due to premium quality design we create an user-friendly software and provide customised/tailor-made solutions which work and inspire.
Winner at the German Design Award 2020
The user interface ›logotherm‹ for the gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH is the winner of the German Design Awards 2020. The competition is organized annually by the German Design Council and honors innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers, that are pioneering in the German and international design scene. This is ensured by the high-profile, international jury. Only entries that were nominated can take part in the competition. The award ceremony of the German Design Award 2020 took place on February 07, 2020 in Frankfurt am Main in the course of the 'Ambiente'. The winner exhibitions were presented in the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main and in the exhibition center.
HMI Project at the SPS in Nürnberg
From 26 to 28 November 2019, the SPS in Nuremberg was the pilgrimage site of the automation industry. HMI Project was again an exhibitor and in addition to the latest award-winning interface projects presented its own product development for the first time: Helio - a 100% web-based HMI management system for creating industrial user interfaces. The Helio Editor works with a modular kit that automatically follows usability and design rules. The integrated UX intelligence generates fully responsive HMIs without the need for programming knowledge on the customer side.
Numerous existing customers and interested parties visited us at the joint booth of Bayern Innovativ and experienced with Helio a completely new type of HMI configuration. The response was very positive. All visitors showed great interest and in numerous exciting discussions we received valuable feedback for the further development of the product.
Helio in the latest Study by Fraunhofer
Selecting a suitable development tool presents decision makers in industrial companies with a variety of questions. The new study by the Fraunhofer Institute ›Overview of HMI Tools of today and tomorrow‹ shows the current tool landscape and discusses what the future might look like.
13 HMI tool manufacturers were available for this study. Although our ›Helio‹ HMI Management System is currently still in development, it was already able to impress with its completely new concept and ease of use.
Currently, HMIs are typically built manually on a screen by screen basis. Shapes and objects are put together on a drawing area the size of the later panel and the logic behind them is programmed. Since each function element is created individually, the design process is complex and the result is often inconsistent. For a panel of a different size, the entire HMI must be readjusted.
›Helio‹ is going to change this.
The ›Helio‹ Editor works with page templates and grid layouts that are easily filled and configured by the user with functional widgets and controls. Programming skills are not required. The automated behavioral logic and the vectorization of all visual elements enables true automatic adaptation of the HMI to all presentation modes.
A revolution in HMI configuration.
First presented at the SPS in Nuremberg from 26.11. until 28.11.2019
Hall 6 / Stand 206 (joint stand with Bayern Innovativ)
Talk at the World Usability Day 2019 in Würzburgs Felix Fechenbach Haus
Every second Thursday in November, the World Usability Day (WUD) illuminates the various aspects of usability and user experience in worldwide events. This year's theme ›Designing for the future we want‹ was inspired by the United Nation’s (UN) sustainable development goals. In Würzburg too, leading experts from business and science will be part of a half-day event with a variety of user-oriented design themes.
Under the title ›Usability and Web Technology‹ in Industry, Christian Rudolph (CEO of HMI Project) used a practical example from the packaging industry and showed how usability engineering, UX/UI design and web-based frontend development is used to create innovative and configurable software solutions for special machine construction. The lecture provided insights into the process and the methods used to create a multi-award winning user interface.
Presentation at the Industrial Usability Day 2019 in Würzburgs Vogel Convention Center
On November 5th, the Industrial Usability Day took place in Würzburg. The event was entirely dedicated to the human-machine-interface and was addressed to anyone who optimizes the operating and safety process of machines and plants. Among others, the researchers from Fraunhofer IAO presented the results of the new ›Fraunhofer HMI Study 2019‹.
Markus Buberl, CEO of HMI Project, discussed the efficient configuration of HMIs in a presentation, based on a reference project for the packaging manufacturer Rovema, and explained which functions are must-haves for state-of-the-art industrial HMI tools.
HMI Project receives the Red Dot for good design twice
We are celebrating! We succeeded in winning over the international jury with two projects in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019. Based on the high design quality and creative accomplishment of the User Interfaces ›logotherm‹ and ›Aasted Smart HMI‹, the jurors awarded the sought-after Red Dot twice. Over several days, the experts had scrutinised, discussed and assessed a total of 8,697 international entries to the competition to ultimately select the best for an award. The Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019 celebrated its culmination and with it this year’s best works and brands on 1 November 2019. During the award ceremony in the Berlin E-Werk we were allowed to receive the certificates. Together with our customer Aasted we celebrated properly afterwards.
Photo gallery award ceremony
Red Dot Website
Red Dot Online Exhibition / Aasted
Red Dot Online Exhibition / logotherm
Red Dot Website
Project description logotherm
Project description Aasted Smart Control
Cooperation with i-mold
With the product line ›Servomold‹ i-mold is the leading supplier of system solutions for the realization of servo-electric rotary and linear movements in injection molding tools. From single threads in technical plastics parts, linear slider and corepuller movements to high-cavity cap molds – i-mold has the innovative servo-electrical alternative for every injection mold.
HMI Project supports i-mold in the development of a new user interface for their complete software platform.
Success at the DDC Award Gute Gestaltung 2019
Our project ›Aasted Smart Control‹ has won an award in the ›Gute Gestaltung‹ (Good Design) competition of the Deutsche Designer Club in the ›Interactive‹ category. The award ceremony took place on November 22, 2019 in the ›raumfabrik‹ center in Frankfurt am Main. The annual DDC ›Gute Gestaltung‹ competition is unique in the branch since it unites a wide variety of design disciplines. Manufacturers, designers, design engineers, companies, architects, agencies as well as students and start-ups can participate in the competition.
Company outing to the Steigerwald nature park
This year's company outing to the Erlebniswelt Strohofer in the Steigerwald nature park in Geiselwind. We had a lot of fun with team games, climbing and intuitive archery. A great day, which we concluded with treats from the grill.
Cooperation with Häcker
HMI Project supports Häcker Automation in the development of a new user interface for the machine and software platform OurPlant. The family-owned company has stood for promising solutions in microsystem technology for more than 24 years. Häcker Automation GmbH currently has around 80 employees at its headquarters in Thüringen.