Military & Defense
Legacy military tools are not only hard to use – they’re hard to redesign too.
In order to win a potential client contract, we were asked to redesign the user interface of a complex legacy command and control (C2) system.
The timeline was tight and the domain is dense.
We had just two weeks to research and design a concept that could demonstrate our ability to understand and work within complex knowledge spaces.
Using the information provided to us and our expertise in human-centered design, we set out to:
- Decrease threat engagement time
- Increase speed of threat ID and characterization
- Increase speed of engagement
- Increase knowledge of outcome
A complete design overhaul for the modern warfighter.
Our final concept significantly improved the user experience by:
- Establishing a clear, left-to-right hierarchy
- Providing data visualizations for quick situational awareness
- Displaying multiple views of a potential threat for higher confidence
- Using a high-contrast dark mode screen design for improved focus
We established a clear, left-to-right visual hierarchy.
- By considering the user’s mental model, we designed an interface that followed a natural flow of engagement from one side of the screen to the other
- A prioritized list of tracks on the left panel allowed for quick scanning and selection
- More granular data based on the user’s selection populated to the right of the menu
- A persistent map view was pinned to the right edge of the screen for big-picture outcome awareness
We provided data visualizations for quick situational awareness.
- Because every second counts, a live timeline was designed to give the user a clear sense of how long they had to make a potential life-or-death decision
- Intentional, minimal use of color helped to minimize distraction and draw focus to where it matters
We added multiple ways to view a potential threat for heightened confidence.
With a short timeline and a dense problem to solve, our human-centered concept resulted in a won contract. And then some.
This was just the beginning of a longstanding partnership
between Visual Logic and SRC. Click below to read more about our continued work with SRC.