From 17 user interface panels to 4
In 2006 GRO collaborated with Océ to define and develop a distinctive and sustainable user interface strategy across their entire printing and copying portfolio. The results of this collaboration successfully reduced the number of interface panels from 17 to 4 without compromising usability.
“We had 17 different user interface panels. That is because we make a diverse assortment of products for different environments and the panels have always been managed on a project level.Our mission was to develop a design strategy to reduce the number of user interface panels to a number that would be cost efficient to produce without making any concessions in usability”.
Intelligent lighting solutions communicate product status at a distance to support the user and reduce down time.
Strategic design reduces costs, improves logistics and creates a better user experience
Reducing the number of panels has many advantages. The new designs make the user interface panels more consistent and recognizable for all users to learn new systems more quickly.
The life cycle, electronics, R&D effort and materials are reduced for each panel. These efficiencies are reflected in every aspect of the supply chain, from engineering and manufacturing to packaging and maintenance.
The true benefit is higher user satisfaction at a much lower cost price per panel.
Innovations that set Océ apart
Fingerprint recognition lets walk-up users access their personal desktop from any Océ printer effortlessly.
One touch and they can find out the status of their printing jobs, access every mailbox, templates, scans and everything else they need, adding real value in terms of convenience and productivity.
2006 to …
This strategic collaboration carried out in 2006 has brought many long-term benefits.
It reduced development time and initial costs for all future interface panels and increased user understanding across their portfolio while creating a more consistent and engaging user experience.