Prolonged lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic moved dining from restaurants to the home. The SmartThings Cooking app was designed to help beginner cooks learn to cook a variety of dishes at home. This app goes beyond recommending recipes, helping users to explore different culinary lifestyles. It seamlessly proposes food-related content based on people’s personal profile and the occasion. It manages the entire meal-planning and preparation process, from menu selection to cooking. The weekly menu is presented with carefully curated recipes. Through the app, users can connect to online retailers to purchase necessary ingredients.
Designed by: UX Innovation Group, Digital Appliances
The MIUI Nature Sound System brings lost natural elements back to daily life. It uses a natural sound library that includes over 100 iconic species sounds recorded directly from four renowned natural habitats. The system relies on an intuitive, elegant UI to ensure easy comprehension and user interaction. Users can choose either classic, well-tuned sound presets or customize their notification system on the user personalization page. The MIUI Nature Sound System aims to integrate the diversity and wonders of nature into a heavily used technical product that is functional, pleasant, and meaningful to use, raising public awareness about our relationship with nature.
Designed by: Zhang Hanyi, Ma Jinglu, Li Xiaodong, Iris Ouyang, and Jin Fan of the MIUI Design Team for Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co.,Ltd
The Mobile Clinic Module is a mobile negative pressure isolation ward. It was designed to help hospitals with insufficient isolation beds in an emergency by being able to easily set up the ward wherever it is needed. It was driven by a co-creative process with medical staff and patients who will use the ward. The Mobile Clinic Module’s UI and system play a key role in allowing the ward to operate systematically and efficiently. In a complex and busy isolation ward, a well-designed UI/UX system helps medical staff work more productively. It also helps isolated patients to be treated in a more comfortable and emotional way.
Designed by: KAIST CIDR Lab. with MAKinteract Lab. and Next Interface Lab. Inition Inc
Stress is on the rise with 77% of US adults reporting that they regularly experience symptoms of stress, according to the American Psychology Association. Though stress is widespread, those who suffer from it rarely have access to a stress management routine. While we can’t avoid stress, we can change how we respond to it to reduce its impact on our health. The Fitbit Stress Management Experience is a holistic platform to track and manage stress. Tools on your phone and smart watch are readily accessible whenever you feel stressed. The experience includes a stress management score, reflection logging, guided meditations, and on-wrist apps.
Designed by: The Fitbit User Experience Team
NIRO Max is a robot designed to assist airport passengers with check-in, ticket return, flight info, and other inquiries and patrol airports as a security officer. The SLAM technology enables it to walk freely and charge itself autonomously.
Designed by: Fan Yang, Shiyan Li, Daisong Guan, Daiyan Liu and Bingkang Luo of Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co., Ltd. for Baidu Corp.
The website for the Naver Datacenter was redesigned around the concept of “the visionary archive” so users can understand the meaning and value of data in their lives.
Designed by: Im Taesoo, Choi Hyungwoo, Kim Jisoo, Choi Yesol and Kim Jinwook of newtype imageworks for NAVER DATACENTER GAK
SentiAR is a 3D augmented reality platform that projects real-time holographic images of a patient’s anatomy. Driven by a head-mounted display, SentiAR transforms both the patient’s and clinician’s experience with electrophysiology interventional procedures. The SentiAR system is used as an adjunct product to assist the clinician in the visualization of the heart anatomy during cardiac mapping and ablation procedures. The holographic visualization that appears to be floating over the patient is fully controllable through hands-free gaze-controlled operation by the clinician. SentiAR increases the rate of success of cardiac ablation procedures and transforms the user experience in surgical environments.
Designed by: HS Design (HSD) in collaboration with SentiAR, Inc.
The MI Rearview Mirror System is an intelligent vehicle monitoring system and driving assistant incorporated into a rearview mirror. It providing users with a safe and pleasant driving experience. The inconvenience and complexity of a product directly affects the user experience; therefore, the MI Rearview Mirror System was designed to be simple and convenient. Users interact with it through voice commands. They can query information, play music, get directions, and make calls—all without having to toggle through a menu or push buttons. With the MI Rearview Mirror System, users need only focus on driving.
Designed by: An Ran and Xie Yan of MIoT UED Team of Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
The BESPOKE Family Hub UX is a high-definition touch screen mounted on a refrigerator door that provides useful and fun information for the whole family. It offers an array of screens that harmonize with the refrigerator and the kitchen décor, as well as the Home Board, the device’s digital and analog interface. Using the Home Board, family members interact with the Family Hub for a seamless, depthless, and easy-to-control experience. It consists of four themes that can be customized based on the family’s lifestyle. The Family Board records family memories, the Culinary Board provides meal planning and recipes preferred by family members, the Homecare Board controls and manages the entire home including appliances, and the Entertainment Board offers music and streaming video enjoyed by family members. It also offers voice-powered control of major functions for vision-impaired users. Through the Hub app, family members can check and generate content anytime, anywhere through their mobile devices.
Designed by: Digital Appliance UX group of Samsung
Airstar Bank, one of the first virtual banks approved to operate in Hong Kong, needed to develop an instantaneous, secure 24/7 mobile banking experience. The app-based solution includes advanced risk management that leverages big data technology to make its financial services accessible for more people, minimizes user fees, and provides a personalized and compelling user experience. Included in the target user group were lower-income earners and those underserved by banking services, making it easier for them to get support for their financial needs. Focus was put on expressing a strong visual identity for the brand and providing users a simple and clean interface that reduces their cognitive burden.
Designed by: Yu Cheng, Xu Zhang, Haixi Luo, Yuanmin Guo and Lin Li of Virtual Bank Product Center of Xiaomi Finance for Airstar Bank Limited