All about our users…
Comply with Google Material Design to create a visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science
Well, in other words – we want to make our end user feel comfortable with Orcanos technology
Material is the metaphor
A material metaphor is the unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion. The material is grounded in tactile reality, inspired by the study of paper and ink, yet technologically advanced and open to imagination and magic.
Surfaces and edges of the material provide visual cues that are grounded in reality. The use of familiar tactile attributes helps users quickly understand affordances. Yet the flexibility of the material creates new affordances that supercede those in the physical world, without breaking the rules of physics.
The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other. Realistic lighting shows seams, divides space, and indicates moving parts.
To get new users up and running quickly is a real challenge. Orcanos invested in building on-boarding wizard, that based on industry sector and needs, provides templates and how-to’s to start with. These templates are based on Orcanos 12 year extensive experience with ALM and Quality procedures.
Right from the beginning, the on-boarding UI was detailed to assure user adoption and good experience.
Main screen colors & structure are adjusted in a way so user that spends hours in front of the computer would feel comfortable. So relaxing colors, minimize the controls on each screen
ORCANOS ALM DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Material takes cues from contemporary architecture, road signs, pavement marking tape, and athletic courts. Color should be unexpected and vibrant.
This color palette comprises primary and accent colors that can be used for illustration or to develop your brand colors. They’ve been designed to work harmoniously with each other. The color palette starts with primary colors and fills in the spectrum to create a complete and usable palette for Android, Web, and iOS. Google suggests using the 500 colors as the primary colors in your app and the other colors as accents colors.
Themes enable consistent app styling through surface shades, shadow depth, and ink opacity.
Just so not everything is squeezed too much…lot of space is “lost” so user is not overwhelm with information
CSS RATHER THAN IMAGES
UI styling is based on CSS files rather than images to make Orcanos faster and robust
Every pixel counts…
Minimize number of icons, colors
Define scrollable area so user remains on the same position always
WORK ITEMS – LIST VIEWS
Spacious list views, floating buttons
INSTANT MESSAGING, ONLINE CHAT
FIND YOUR INFORMATION
Easily get your data using Orcanos tools:
Product tree, Search, Starred items list, Recent items list, Deleted item list
Easily navigate through work items path
USER MODE: COMFORTABLE, COZY AND COMPACT LAYOUT
If user prefers to have less spaces, he can easily switch from Comfortable mode to Cozy or Compact
All modules are accessible within one click
ALM (Product tree), Document Control (QMS), Service Center and e-sign (part 11)
PROFESSIONAL TOOLS FOR EACH MODULE
Manage products, projects hierarchically, using Orcanos work items and traceability tool
FMEA RISK MANAGEMENT (ISO 14971)
Setup your FMEA Risk Management according your SOP within minutes
Orcanos service center to manage customer service calls, and trace them back to R&D or Quality Control
Hierarchic and intuitive Document Control, fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Simple and powerful test management tool, as part of Orcanos ALM system
SIMPLE AND POWERFUL ADMIN TOOLS
Creating projects, users, permissions and system settings and customization was never so easy
About the author, Zohar PeretzZohar has 18 years of experience in leading software development products, at leading software companies and startups. Using his vast experience in software development, Zohar has identified the need for a holistic solution for R&D departments, and together with Rami and a small development team, they established Orcanos ALM in 2005.
Since then, Orcanos software has evolved to other domains such as quality control and specific industries, such as medical device.
Zohar holds a BA degree in Industrial Engineering.