The LUX interface was a redesign and development of an existing interface for a cancer assay instrument. The screens displayed the results of of the tests, broken down by patient. The interface required a strong visual hierarchy an a restricted use of color.
For this project, users were scouted through email invitations and currated at a conference. Each user was then asked to walk through the existing interface and give us feedback, which quickly identified key difficiencies, such as the lack of a visual hierarchy and a clear user flow.
The new interface added a new feature to track approvals and, to establish a common workflow, users were interviewed about the daily tasks and approval flows.
The collected data was then analyzed and a first version of the interface was tested with the same users from the conference. A before and after of the assay well design can be seel in the LUX Well image below. As you can see, the interface was simplified with icons and colors that represented specific entities rather than specific well locations.
The final interface was developed and deployed through a third party and tested post-release through a user feedback component integrated into the system. The additional feedback helped discover new features such as a section for notes.