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Portable Lab Test Equipment

Opportunity

In both government and private sector situations, first responders need an easier way to quickly identify and classify liquid and air chemical samples in the field. Our client manufactures a game-changing, portable device that makes it easy to bring the power of a laboratory out into the field.

When this product is needed, users are often wearing protective wear like thick gloves and face masks. Easy to use in heavy gear and quick information delivery are key aspects to this product’s success in its industry. Our client engaged SEP to design and create the touch- enabled display software to power this portable lab test equipment.

Solution

Together, we created a touch screen application using C# and WPF. We leveraged our UX chops to ensure an intuitive experience for the portable display. Large buttons and streamlined information delivery allow for easy use by gloved users. In potentially hazardous situations, users need simple information about the substance they are testing and quickly know what to do with it. We worked to ensure screen workflows only show information needed to make timely decisions.

We established a visual design guide so our client can continue to consistently build on the user experience in the future. The architecture is also friendly to future extensions.

Result

Our client worked tirelessly developing the hardware for the industry-changing portable lab test equipment over the past several years. Our efforts to create the equipment’s software culminated in our client successfully meeting a crucial sales launch date. The successful launch established our client as a leader in their industry.

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