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.
Cooperation with KraussMaffei Extrusion
HMI Project supports KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH in the development of a new Human Machine Interface for the operation of extrusion machines. The focus is on developing a uniform user experience and a consistent user interface design for the entire product portfolio.
KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH is a German company with around 800 employees and headquarters in Hanover. It is part of the KraussMaffei Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber. The company's portfolio covers all technologies in injection moulding, extrusion and reaction processing.
Aasted Smart Control nominated for UX & German Design Award
The User Interface for 'Aasted Smart Control' has been nominated for the UX Design Award 2020 and the German Design Award 2021. Already the nomination for these awards is a great success for us. Only companies whose products and communication design achievements can be proven to be of convincing design quality are admitted to the respective nomination procedures.
The German Design Award honours innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers, which are groundbreaking in the German and international design landscape. The German Design Award is sponsored by the German Design Council. Since 1953, it has operated as the world's leading competence center for communication and knowledge transfer in the field of design, brand and innovation. With international offerings, support for young talent and memberships, it is part of the global design community and has always helped to establish exchange and networks worldwide. More than 340 companies currently belong to its circle of founders.
The UX Design Awards are a global competition for user and customer experience, organized by the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ). With the UX Design Awards, the IDZ recognizes the role that user-centered design plays in creating a positive living environment. The IDZ is a leading independent German institution for the promotion of design as a motor for innovation in business and society. The IDZ offers companies access to consulting and expertise in the field of design, promotes the exchange of knowledge and realizes projects and events. The institution works in active exchange with representatives from politics, culture and science on a national and international level.
Another double success at the Red Dot Design Award
We are once again doubly successful: In the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020, we have succeeded for the third time in a row in convincing the international jury with the high design quality of two projects. We can thus count ourself among the winners of the most renowned design competition worldwide.
For the projects ›Easy Operation‹ of our customer Brückner Maschinenbau and ›LMS Life‹ of our customer Schneider Electric, the jurors awarded the coveted Red Dot twice. In 2020, 6,992 creative projects and brands from 50 nations were registered for the competition. Following the motto ›In search of good design and creativity‹, the 24 international jurors evaluated the submissions online this year and examined each work and brand professionally, individually and comprehensively. In doing so, they placed particular emphasis on the form, the idea and the effect. Only those projects that convinced the experts with their high design quality and creative performance were finally awarded a prize.
Cooperation with Schneider Electric
HMI Project supports Schneider Electric Germany in the design and development of a user interface for the Industrial IoT product ›LMS Life - Line Monitoring System of the next generation‹. Data visualizations and smart infographics are the focus of the project.
Schneider Electric SE is a publicly listed electrical engineering group active in the fields of electrical power distribution and industrial automation. The company is based near Paris and is represented in approximately 150 countries.
Cooperation with HERMOS
HMI Project supports HERMOS AG in the development of a new user interface in the area of Track & Trace.
The Hermos group of companies is specialized in the areas of automation and information processing and is represented at twelve locations in Germany and four locations worldwide. It employs a total of 500 employees there.
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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.