To create and illustrate a completely new experience for interacting with large scale manufacturing equipment and systems, OCTO and HMI needed complete coordination between hardware, software, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, and Interaction design. MMS Pulse is the culmination of 13 months of development in close coordination with Hexagon's talented engineering staff. The outcome is a major shift within the industry, opening new revenue channels for years to come.

 

 

Think Small

In coordination with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, OCTO created a completely novel system for collecting data from measurement equipment. A series of small sensors, added to the existing complex hardware, provides critical data for tracking machine performance. Pairing the sensors with an intuitive, user-driven software platform connects the equipment with machine operators and managers. 

 

 

Complex sensing technology and sophisticated metrology are threaded into an interaction experience that enables both operators and managers to fully understand the environment. This simplification of complex technology puts actionable information at the finger tips of those who need it most.

Considering the User

 

 

Our interactive interface development prototypes revealed new areas for optimizing the usability of a complex system. Graphics and navigation provide a split audience with a clear hierarchy of data allowing one platform to support different types of users. This process gave Hexagon a new way of thinking and has led to a new definition for their software applications world wide.

A New Kind of Application