The human being. Driven by the desire to discover and research, he or she develops, tries, tests, all with the goal of improving the quality of life. The harnessing of electrical energy led to an enormous leap in innovation in the last century. We can only be amazed at what we have achieved. Now, we have to use it sustainably. This is what we’ve always had to balance: our fragility, our needs and the desire for reliability.
human machine interface (HMI)
Here is exactly where modern software development comes in. Usability is important, but not everything. The individual is center stage, his or her feelings, thoughts, and experience. What do I expect? Can I do the job? Am I already looking forward to using the software in the future? By supporting the individual, we can increase efficiency.
Unique HMI Design
Our company has succeeded in bridging the gap between the 3D trick technology and HMI design.
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How it all began - The story
Screenshot of my first 3D project
The next stage
The next project I took on was much more intense, but I was motivated to implement my new design here as well.
The arrangement of the elements was fixed by the customer, who wanted all of the information to be displayed on the main screen at the same time.
Compared to current design ideals, the layout looks rather overloaded, but in the customer’s defense, everything was displayed on a large 24-inch monitor.
I also created an animated introduction that runs when the program is launched and fades into a view of the main page.
Screenshot of the TIA-Portal of the diamond coating machine (2011)
The customer was impressed and told me he had never seen anything like it. The best moment (no joke) was when I was sitting with the machine working on conditioning and debugging when the door flew open and about ten guys came pouring in. One of them was carrying a video camera and started recording and captured my animation on film. This was absolutely one of the best moments of the project and it really showed me that I was on the right track.
In that moment, a design was born. Since then I’ve fitted many industrial HMIs with this feature, always with the same positive customer feedback.
What surprised me the most was that it was much faster to create suitable graphics for an HMI using this technique than older, to today still more commonly used methods. Back then I still had a lot to learn, and in the meantime my efficiency has greatly increased. I can optimally support my work with software I created myself.