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robot Interface

Client

Roborus

Status

Online | Redesigned

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Responsibilities

Robot interface

Website

Video

Print

Team

Product Designer

Roborus team

Project Manager

Video Team

Date

2018

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stage 01
setting the scene

intelligent customer service

scene 01 - context

When Roborus came to us, they had developed an ordering kiosk with advanced facial recognition and AI technologies. The product looked great. It functioned well on a technical level, but the interface they’d developed internally didn’t take full advantage of their technology. Planning to pitch their robots to potential investors and clients in the following months, they were in need of a sleek website and a video to show their robot, POCA, in a real environment.

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stage 02
rising action

selling an experience

Scene 01|04 - business objectives

- Sell to corporate their robots
- Convince investors to invest in their company
- Increase brand awareness

Scene 02|04 - user needs

A user-friendly interface to make the process easier and faster to order food.

Scene 03|04 - design problem

The previous interface was not performing well and was confusing for English-speaking audience. The goal was to reshape the entire process to make it easier and faster for users to order food.

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Scene 04|04 - the challenge

We had a tight deadline as we were not only helping them create a new interface, but also we needed to feature the interface in their upcoming product video. We had to move fast. The video would be filmed in a coffee shop, so we started by created a coffee menu interface.

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stage 03
climax

research & exploration

Scene 01|02 - research

With a deadline as tight as this project, I couldn’t dedicate too much time for research. I analyzed a few major kiosk interfaces such as McDonalds or the Starbucks app and started to work on our Beta interface.

Scene 02|02 - previous interface

identifying pain points

Made by developers, the previous interface needed a complete redesign. The font used, “Papyrus”, was not clear enough, and the user experience was confusing due to the lack of hierarchy of the content and a convoluted layout. The main idea of their robots is to speed up the order and thus improve efficiency for the business. But the existing interface failed to deliver on this main selling point.

stage 04
solving the problem

design

Scene 01|02 - Menu

Luckily for me, the video shoot took place at a coffee shop, where I had an experience having worked at Starbucks in London. Based on my experience and my research, I was able to conceptualize a clear and simple interface to order a cup of coffee.

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Select your coffee

With the number of items à la carte, I decided to split the menu into different tabs. I didn’t forget to add the size of the cup on the top right and placed a list of items with their price and a visible scrolling bar. On the right, as requested by the client, I dedicated a space for the regular customer. Bear in mind that the step before the menu is the facial recognition so that the robot can recognize the customer and show the order history. The main goal is provide a faster ordering process; That’s why I dedicated an important part of the screen for this section. Many of the regular customers that I had in London were always ordering the same drink.

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Scene 02|02 - Payment

After choosing the item and pressing on the button “continue”, we end up on the order review page. Having personally used such kiosks or even having seen my friends ordering, I noticed that we often make mistakes in our order. So I placed a button where you can edit and change your order. You could also erase your item and go back to the menu easily. As many of coffee shops / fast food restaurants have their own gift cards and discounts, I placed an input button right before the payment page.

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stage 05
(re)solution

ending the story... for now

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Because of the rush, I went straight from sketches to visual design, skipping a few steps along the way. The interface is still in beta version but will be improved soon with user tests and on site in the US.

In the end, we created a functional interface for both of Roborus’s models in two days. It was ready to be featured in the video and for the client to use during sales presentations in the United States. Glad to our help and support, Roborus were accepted to big accelerators such as "The Farm" in the US and "Techstars" in Germany.

Website

According to the budget and the timeframe, I try to deliver the best work possible. The website is now more clear, simple and easy to understand. The focus is now more on the experience and the advantages that the robots bring to the business owners rather than all the product specifications. The Roborus’s team was very satisfied by the job that we delivered.

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Video

And finally, the Roborus video, made by my friend filmmaker Derek Uhm and where I play a short role in. Please enjoy.

…Still waiting for the Oscar… it will come. It took time for Leonardo Di Caprio too.

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On set

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Graphic Designer

Web Designer

Digital Designer

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contact

Any questions, work inquiry, let’s get in touch.

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Product Designer

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