Client: BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH
supervisor: Konstantin Klein
Role: UI & UX Designer
The BIBA – Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH is an engineering research institute. It was founded in 1981 as one of the first affiliated institutes of the University of Bremen and is now one of the largest research institutions in the state of Bremen.
The aim of Penelope project is the development of a cost-efficient and easily deployable indoor positioning system. In contrast to existing approaches a hybrid approach is pursued: Established protocols like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and WiFi RTT (round-trip-time) are combined into a mobile hybrid device. A key factor for deploying BLE-based indoor localization inside shop floors is the utilization of a mesh network, whereby the BLE-Beacons are also connected to each other. This way the range of the BLE signal can be significantly improved, opening the possibility to cover large areas present in shop floors. Furthermore, the project aims to implement real-time approaches for data retention on edge-computing platforms with intuitive user interfaces for industrial use.
As part of my role in this project, I have made significant contributions to various aspects of the development process. Firstly, I have actively participated in the design phase by providing my expertise in 3D modeling for the Bluetooth product. This involved creating detailed and visually appealing models that not only met functional requirements but also exhibited a sleek and modern aesthetic.
Additionally, I took on the responsibility of UI design, where I meticulously crafted the app from its initial concept to its final implementation. This encompassed designing intuitive user interfaces, selecting appropriate icons, fonts, and color schemes, and ensuring a cohesive and visually pleasing user experience.