The topic of “Industry 4.0” is ever-present, particularly at Europe’s leading trade fair for electrical automation – SPS IPC Drives 2016 in Nuremberg.
Here, it becomes obvious just how much technical progress is influencing us at present and will change our future. The trend is clearly heading towards the digital / virtual world and the physical world merging. What might this look like in detail, you ask? Well, together with Inosoft and Digitec, Ergosign will show you with an interactive showcase that whisks you into our virtual machine hall by means of the “HoloLens” data glasses and augmented reality.
To this end, we are using an HMI to link classic machine operation with future interaction scenarios based on Microsoft’s data glasses. The augmented reality glasses cause the user’s surroundings to be expanded to include context-specific holograms that appear three-dimensional on the real machine. The user is thereby clearly shown where to perform repair or maintenance work on the machine as well as what actions and tools are required to complete the task.
Directly overlaying (“mapping”) the problem and the solution leads to tremendous advantages as regards the comprehensibility of complex processes. Data glasses like the HoloLens guide you safely through a maintenance scenario, for example, so that nothing more stands in the way of machine commissioning.
We warmly invite you to personally experience and discuss with us the advantages and possibilities of operating ergonomics 4.0. Visit us at stand 480 in Hall 7.
The linking of machines and blurring of the line between the virtual and physical world holds an enormous potential for the industry. At the same time, this change places new requirements on the production sites of the future - especially with regard to human-machine interaction. The increased complexity in terms of production control and monitoring goes hand in hand with a change of the operator role. In line with the motto “from operator to delegator”, HMI must be designed in such a way that the user can intervene in real-time, and this increasingly mobile and in particular, intuitively.
Here, augmented reality applications open up interesting perspectives. For example, they allow the display of relevant work instructions or important additional information, directly at the respective machine component. With our Show Case, we demonstrate how machine control of the future can work. We will run through a maintenance scenario, step by step, allowing even inexperienced operators to accomplish the task as best as possible. Stop by and test the interaction using data glasses and a tablet for yourself.
You can also get an impression of how the 4.0 operation is already in use, on the example of our joint success story with our customer GROB. Come and experience HMI of the future with us!
At the joint exhibition stand (hall 2.0 – B09) with Inosoft GmbH, we demonstrate how HMI of the future is created - from concept and design, process visualization to integration.
Make your reservation now to ensure your personal free ticket on www.sindex.ch/voucher using the code “s167pcg”. We are looking forward to seeing you at our stand at the Sindex 2016.
Sustainability in a different way: Combined with user experience, the topic of “sustainability” takes on a totally new dimension. But how do sustainability and UX go together? Essentially, they both have the same objectives: creating best experiences for the long-term. Products are constantly evolving and designed new, to make them more effective, efficient and optimally usable.
What role does UX have in the development of sustainable products? How can environmentally friendly concepts in the field of mobility and household become more attractive? These are the type of questions our UX experts will deal with in an exciting presentation program.
Visit us on November 10, 2016 at the World Usability Day in Saarbrücken, Berlin, Hamburg or Munich and learn more about how Green X will bring some change to the world.
This year, for the first time, a workshop session on the topic of UX Design will be offered at the World Usability Day Saarbrücken, which is specifically aimed at students. More information about the WUD Saarbrücken are provided here: WUD Saarbrücken
With a good dose of fun and plenty of team spirit, the running teams from Saarbrücken and Munich assembled at the start line once again for the B2RUN corporate running championships two days apart.
In cracking conditions, the runners from Saarbrücken showed just how fit Ergosign is, setting excellent times on the 5 km course around the grounds of the Dillingen steelworks.
Two days later, it was our Munich team’s turn. Not even the showery weather could dampen their spirits on the 6.2 km course through the Olympic Park, past the Olympic Tower, along the Olympic Lake and into the Olympic Stadium.
All the Ergosign runners made it to the finish line in top times. Congratulations to everyone who took part!
Ideation and prototyping in a team – how creative workshops work. This question bothers many UX practitioners and UX interested people. Ergosign hosts the Last Thursday Talk of UXPA Switzerland about this exact topic on Thursday, 26th of May 2016. UXPA is the user experience network in Switzerland.
New thoughts and opinions are what makes user experience design flourish. Especially with more current methods like Design Thinking and Lean UX working in teams is essential. Ideas and drafts are developed together, mostly in workshops. In the context of the Last Thursday Talks, Toni Steimle, UX Director at Ergosign and site manager of Ergosign Switzerland in Zurich, shows how exactly they should be arranged to gain best results. Different methods like bodystorming, user story mapping, 365 or Charrette will be introduced. Chosen ones will be put in practice.
Toni Steimle sincerely invites all participants to the Apéro afterwards as well, on the May 26th, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Venue is the Ergosign office at Badenerstrasse 808 in Zurich. In case of near-term interest do not hesitate to contact Toni Steimle himself.