WATERTECTONICS

The Challenge

Waveionics is a self-contained, high-volume, mobile water filtration unit developed and built by Watertectonics in Everett, Washington. Built into shipping containers available in varying sizes up to 80 feet, these units are deployed worldwide provide ecologically sound filtration solutions from the local construction site down the street to a natural disaster clean-up halfway around the globe. Each unit contains a diverse selection of valves, pumps, separation tanks, filters, and settlement reservoirs, all of which had to function in harmony for optimal results. Watertectonics approached Red Sky to design and develop an intuitive and accessible user-interface for their dated and complicated existing control panel.
SERVICES RENDERED
UX/UI DESIGN
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Red Sky Case Study Watertectonics surface
Waveionics is a self-contained, high-volume, mobile water filtration unit developed and built by Watertectonics in Everett, Washington.
OUR Solution
We stripped their entire system down to its nuts and bolts to improve the usability of their specially-engineered storm water management software. Their original systems were also operated by a touch screen panel; however, it was difficult to understand and clumsy to use. We evaluated the system design, provided recommendations to improve usability, created a storyboard based on recommendations and ultimately developed a new interface for the control panel. The resulting user interface was sprite (individual building blocks) based and could be up- or downgraded by the user to exactly match the actual field unit – plus the new sparse s screen could even be operated by someone in work gloves.
Red Sky Case Study Watertectonics sprites
The resulting sprite-based user interface could be up- or downgraded by the user to exactly match the actual field unit.