Boeing

June 2019

Duration : 2 Months

Data Driven Interfaces

I had the opportunity to intern with Boeing on two different occasions. You are currently viewing my internship from May to July 2019. 

 

I also interned with Boeing from February to June 2020. If you would like to have a look at that, please click the button below.

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Confidential information has been omitted.

My role

  • Data Visualisation

  • Wireframing

  • User Flows

  • UX Planning

  • Product integration

  • UI/UX Design

Worked as part of an Agile team spread across Europe and North America. 

Closely interacting with their teams overseas, I was tasked to design an interactive results monitoring dashboard for their Total Airport and Airspace Management software (TAAM). 

The Challenge

Visualising Big Data

The Total Airport and Airspace Management (TAAM) software is a decision - support simulation tool used for commercial applications. The tool provides data to the user about various parameters that need to be monitored to optimise a particular airport or airspace. 

The tool records a massive amount of information during any simulation run. It monitors parameters that range from whole airspaces to monitoring the movement of an individual aircraft. 

Reading results post simulation presents itself as a labor intensive task. From navigating through the complicated hierarchies to reading values of a text file, the workflow required to be made easier. 

TAAM

Simulation End

Interactive 

Dashboard

Detailed 

Reports

The Approach

Leveraging the Team

As I was part of a larger team, it was very interesting to collaborate with industry leaders. While learning a lot about working with a design team,  

These are the steps that I took to deliver the interactive dashboard.

The Takeaways

UX Drives Products

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*Objects highlighted are where I had the most involvement.

1. Standard graphs for data visualisation are standard for a reason.

I did try to explore different, new ways of visualising large data sets. However, while getting feedback from the team and the user base, I noticed that there was a huge learning curve related to these new graphs - learning that the user did not really want to do. 

I revered to using standard graphs for set relations, which drastically reduced information transfer times. 

2. Design for the lowest resolution.

Because TAAM is used across multiple platforms and resolutions, finding a standard size was difficult. Designing for the smallest screen resolution and using reactive resizing, I was able to fit the design onto multiple screen sizes.

3. Design Sprints increase productivity and accountability.

As part of working with larger team, I was able to experience an agile workspace. With the weekly sprint deadlines, the pace with which the product advanced was tremendous. Quality was ensured by constant communication with the end user, product owners and developer teams. Accounting for feedback at each stage and iterating also made sure that I was always aware of my end goal.