Lockheed Martin

UX Researcher & UX designer on a Lockheed Martin - Carnegie Mellon collaboration project.

Methodologies : New Product Exploration | Use Cases | Prototyping | Information Design

Design Brief:

To explore, discover and develop unique applications and interactions on the Microsoft Surface Table platform(now re-branded as Microsoft PixelSense).

Process :

Worked in a team as the lead UX designer and researcher to explore application possibilities on the Microsoft Surface Table platform acquired by Lockheed Martin for its Enterprise Integration Group. Our team sat with Lockheed Martin scientists and product managers to conceptualize, design and prototype immersive applications, and unique data visualizations suited for the Microsoft Surface Table. The project aimed to explore how this new technology could make the experience of data evidence accrual and making sense of information more easier and efficient.

Metrics Of Success:

The team came up with various concepts which were prototyped(low fidelity) and then narrowed down to 5 concepts to be prototyped(high fidelity) and applications were coded and created for further exploration in the Lockheed Martin labs. This gave the scientists and their team to evolve the applications for their specific use.The final applications were very well received and Lockheed Martin decided to extend their collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University for a long time.

Lockheed Martin Microsoft Surface App from kunjel chawda on Vimeo.

The video shows one of the application developed, which allows field ops to enter observed data via videos, images and then mark them up for noted observations and then direct the data to the inferencing engine.