Aasted is a global market leading manufacturer that supplies complete processing lines, stand-alone and auxiliary equipment within the chocolate, bakery, and confectionery industries. Aasted's new Human Machine Interface offers a unified operating concept suitable for a variety of applications specialized in tempering, extruding, depositing, enrobing, baking and cooling. The highly flexible Interface is optimized for a wide range of monitor sizes and touch-devices. It is designed for the latest web technology as well as standard industrial hard- and software with limited possibilities. Based on user-centered design methods and user research Aasted Smart Control provides excellent usability with optimized task-based functions for individual skill levels. Line overviews and dashboards allow continuous monitoring and control of all components in the production process. Contextual online help, FAQs and assisted workflows are always available. The design contains a custom UI library with self-describing controls and modular machine illustrations. Graphic charts visualize performance and efficiency in a clear color code that is also used for alarming and error localization.
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The project was awarded with the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2019, the DDC Award Gute Gestaltung 2019 and was nominated for the UX Design Award 2020 and the German Design Award 2020.