UI


  • How Attractive User Experiences Deliver Unexpected Payoffs

    People love beautiful things. Earthshaking information, right? What’s significant is that our appreciation extends beyond our conscious behavior....

  • Planetary Analyzer

    When scientists needed a way to better explore planetary geology, the ICS UXD team created an immersive touchscreen interface that thoughtfully...

  • Anti-Patterns of User Experience Design

    Some time ago, I wrote a post about the use of patterns in user interface (UI) design.  The idea is that, when one solves problems for a...

  • iSpeak

    Designed by ICS's UX team with an intuitive Windows 8 mobile touchscreen, the iSpeak Translator is an easy-to-use multi-lingual translator with a...

  • Electronic Medical Record

    The ICS UXD team worked with a leading developer of electronic medical records to create a unique design for quickly and accurately capturing...

  • Usability and Modern Visual Design: An Effective Harmony

    Where did the buttons go?  Significant aspects of modern visual design have made a huge impact on the development of graphical user interfaces...

  • User Experience Design Principles of a Natural User Interface (NUI)

    In a previous blog post (Defining a Natural User Interface) I explained how finding a clear and concise definition of a Natural User Interface (NUI)...

  • In-Flight Wildfire Monitoring System

    Within a forested ecosystem, wildfire can be a beneficial, natural process or a devastating catastrophe caused by climate change, drought or other...

  • DrexelOne

    Philadelphia's Drexel University wanted to add a compelling mobile dashboard to its existing campus web portal, DrexelOne. The ICS UXD team...

  • TREK Console Command Center

    American 4x4 trucks are built for off-road vehicle trekking. For drivers, knowing the status of a vehicle's condition at all times is important...

  • Home Security

    ICS visual designers created this striking touchscreen control to illustrate the future of building security for the 21st century. Inspired by...

  • Minerva Networks

    The ICS UX team designed the Minerva iTVFusion app for Windows 8. It's the perfect way to view content on demand. At home or on the go, Minerva'...

  • Tactical Field Overlay System

    With this simulation and virtual forces system, users can quickly and efficiently model and monitor an evolving battlefield scenarios to make...

  • Medical Health Review System

    The ICS UXD team conceived and developed an intuitive desktop application interface for clinicians to review a patient's medical history and vitals,...

  • Lueken’s Village Foods

    The owners of Lueken's Village Foods, a family owned business in the Midwest, wanted to provide their customers with a modern shopping experience....

  • Stock Quote Monitor

    Managing a stock portfolio and keeping up with current news and trends has never been easier with this mobile Stock Quote Monitoring System. ICS' UXD...

  • Cruise Line Network

    The safety and security of cruise line passengers and crew are critical. Pleasure cruise ships equipped with the Cruise Line Network, produced by the...

  • Studio Access Audio Editor

    A collaboration between ICS' UX designers and engineers, who have an extensive background in music, resulted in the Studio Access Audio Editor....

  • Packet Design

    ICS worked with Packet Design, Inc. to replace its XLib-based legacy interface with a new implementation based on Qt. Packet Design develops...

  • X-Rite

    X-Rite partnered with ICS to develop a uniquely creative and artistic user interface that matched their customers' expectations for quality...

  • Army Team Combat Modernization

    By developing custom-written Qt interface objects, ICS played a critical role in the most extensive weapons modernization program in U.S....

  • The North Face Trailhead

    ICS created Trailhead for The North Face to help athletes maximize their outdoor adventures. With Trailhead, athletes can find trails, hikes,...

  • Home Automation

    The ICS UXD team developed a user-friendly, visually captivating user interface for a powerful automated home security and energy management system....

  • Compass Systems

    ICS helped Compass System design a touchscreen interface for OMNI Compass GPS, a precise mobile mapping tool that provides real-time geospatial...

  • Visceral Appeal in UX – Part 2: Some Science

    When we say that a user experience (UX) has “visceral appeal”, we mean that it elicits an immediate “I like it” response. A visceral response is an...

  • The North Face Snow Report

    ICS created Snow Report for The North Face, which gives skiers all the information they need for their next trip to the mountains — snow conditions,...