CLIENT'S OVERVIEW

ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) is a Swiss multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating mainly in robotics and the power and automation technology areas. It ranked 158th in the Forbes Ranking (2013).

The Electrification Products division manufactures low- and medium-voltage low-voltage circuit breakersswitches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems to protect people, installations and electronic equipment from electrical overload. The division further makes KNX systems that integrate and automate a building's electrical installations, ventilation systems, and security and data communication networks. Electrification Products also incorporates an Electrification Solutions unit manufacturing low voltage switchgear and motor control centres. Customers include a wide range of industry and utility operations, plus commercial and residential buildings.

CLIENT'S REQUESTS FOR THE APP

The mobile app must help the user to recognize 4 different types of relay

  1. electromechanical (made between 1900 - 1963) 
  2. static (made between 1963 - 1972) 
  3. digital  (made between 1972 - 1980) 
  4. numeric  (made between 1980 -present) 

The app needs 3 necessary data to make RETROFIT

  • The date of construction of the electrical panel
  • The date of construction of the relay
  • Critical environment temperature, humidity, pollution, salt / chemical environment)

OPTIONAL data

  • Interval since the last maintenance / test
  • Interval since the last replacement / repair - the last date for fault
  • Active reporting yes / no
  • Interval since the last maintenance / test
  • Interval since the last replacement / repair - the last date for fault
  • Active reporting yes / no



STAKEHOLDERS INFORMATION & NEEDS

The app's stakeholders  are all ABB technicians who deal directly with the relay rating.

When they are on the site of the evaluation they faced the following situation:

  • need to open the electrical panel, where the relay is inserted
  • looking for useful data for retrofit

So after being asked and showed the first draft of the app they tell these needs:

  • need to create an app that can detect itself the necessary data
  • need to have simple app, with few data to insert manually, since the technicians to do this must remove the protective gloves

APP SOLUTIONS

  • scanning the bar code
  • using the scan to retrieval of necessary data
  • insertion of slider buttons for inserting additional data
  • voice notes insert

WIREFRAMES


UI - 2 PROPOSALS

UI FOLLOWING ABB'S GUIDELINES


DARKER UI REQUESTED BY ABB