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DESIGN DOCUMENT

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INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION - GROUP PROJECT DUSTIN ROXBOROUGH, SANTOSH RUDRA, KAY MAK YING


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Contents Research Concept Development Branding Design Development Evaluation

The Brief Our aim was to design an interface for two groups of people, the “organised family” and the “young tech elite”. The interface should endeavour to simplify and organise the exponentially increasing number of devices and applications in the marketplace into a universal interface which connects them all, with the intention of improving their personal lives as well as their work lives.

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Market Research & Comparative Analysis

Research

Market Research & Comparative Analysis Personas Scenarios

Before we set about defining our initial interface concept we decided to analyse products that were already in the marketplace as well as those that were currently in development. We decided to start off by looking at companies that use and offer cloud networking to their customers. iCloud automatically and securely stores your content so it’s always available to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. It gives you access to your music, movies, apps, latest photos, and more from whichever device you happen to be using. And it keeps your email, contacts, and calendars up to date across all your devices. No syncing required. No management required. In fact, no anything required. iCloud does it all for you.


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Sky go allows Sky TV customers to watch channels that they already subscribe to, on two of their mobile devices at no extra cost. It is available on laptops, selected android smartphones, the iPad, iPhone and Xbox 360. Based on the customer’s subscription they can stream movies and sports direct to their device and enjoy over a hundred hours of entertainment using their wifi or 3G connection.

Dropbox offers 2GB of free cloud storage to all its users, with subscriptions of up to 100GB available. Files saved on the Dropbox are instantly saved to the user’s computers, phones, and the Dropbox website. Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. It even works when offline. Dropbox only transfers parts of files that change, not the whole thing. Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents.

GoToMyPC provides a fast & secure connection to your Mac or PC, allowing you to access & work on your data, files, network & applications from anywhere. It also enables the user to synchronise files and folders efficiently between computers for better organisation.

Google Drive is the latest offering from Google, set to rival Dropbox with 5GB of storage space free for all its users. Apart from the extra storage space, its features are very similar to Dropbox, it is available on PC, Mac and Android devices and will be coming soon on the iPhone and iPad. Google Drive gives you instant access to Google Docs, and users may upgrade to 25 GB for less than $2.50 a month.


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Personas & Scenarios To determine what we wanted our interface to look like, we focused our research on interfaces that may not have been particularly successful in the past, but over years of testing and refining, were improved to be interfaces that worked with great efficiency. A perfect example of this is Sony with their new smart TV interface. Previous iterations for both TV and PlayStation received much criticism from customers. Taking the feedback on board Sony have managed to produce a well presented interface where the user can find all the apps and online services in a tile based layout, which doesn’t look too dissimilar to the Windows 8 Metro interface shown below. The left-hand side of the Sony Entertainment Network screen shows a video thumbnail of the current TV channel the user is watching. Beneath this is a box that can be configured to display the time and date, or alternatively, the latest tweets from the user’s Twitter feed. All on-demand video services and Internet apps are now listed under the apps tile. The tiles for videos and music show the latest and most popular releases on Sony’s own Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited rental and subscription services. Now, there is also a favourites tile where regularly used services or apps can be accessed faster.

Persona 1 - The Rolands (Achievers) Mr Paul Roland is 45 years old, he works as an account and earns £30k pa. His wife Judy is 42 years old and is a primary school teacher, she earns £20k pa. They have two children named Neil and Trina, that are 12 and 13 years old respectively, they are both school students. The family’s monthly outgoings are £2500 including the mortgage. They live in a three bedroom semi-detached house in Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne. They have a Volvo car, and own the following gadgets: - Internet 3D TV, Desktop PC, Laptop, iPad, Kindle and they each have a smart phone. Scenario 1 Paul has lost his phone, he is concerned about the confidential information stored on it relating to his work that could have serious repercussions if it fell in the wrong hands. After reporting it to the police, he goes to his laptop and accesses the universal interface that is connected to all his devices, and is able to delete all the data on his phone. However if the phone is recovered he can easily re-enter it, as all the data is stored on the cloud. Scenario 2 Judy stored all her students’ reports on her computer at school, however with the parent-teacher meeting coming up, she needs to prepare what she will be discussing with the parents, she accesses her work computer from her laptop via the universal interface at home to get all the information she needs.


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Persona 2 - The Joneses (Strivers)

Persona 3 - Harry Morgan (Achiever)

Mr Andrew Jones is 28 years old, he works as a business account managing assistant at Nat West and earns £20k pa. His wife Kelly Jones is 25 years old and works as a sales consultant at Republic, they have a little boy named Peter who is 4 years old. They live in a two bedroom flat in Rotherham, and Andrew drives a VW Golf. They possess the following devices: - 32” LCD Television with Sky+ box, Xbox 360 w/Kinect, Dell laptop, Andrew and Kelly each have their own smart phones. The car has GPS and bluetooth.

Harry is 20 years old and an IT undergraduate on exchange from America. Aside from his studies, he works on projects coding applications and websites for various clients. He earns a decent yet varying wage from his work. He also gets a student loan, to help him cover his costs. He brought his laptop to England, but left his desktop pc back in New York, he also owns a HTC mobile phone.

ScenarioPeter’s baby minder is sick and the parents cannot find a replacement for him, so Andrew decides to stay at home and work from there. With the help of the universal interface Andrew is able to access all his confidential work files that are on his work computer on to his laptop at home and go about his work while also watching over Peter.

Scenario Harry chose not to bring his desktop pc due to its restricted mobility and hassle, however he has certain media on his desktop that he would like to access from his laptop in Manchester, he also can’t access certain websites and media players that he frequented back home. He uses his universal interface to access all his media from his laptop.


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Scenario – Device usage over 24 hours

Persona 4 - Bethany Simpson (Fulfilled) Beth is 15 years old and studying in secondary school. She lives with her parents in a large four bedroom house in Harrogate, they are an affluent family with a combined income of £80k pa. Beth receives pocket money, but her parents also buy her more expensive items themselves. Scenario Beth’s phone contract ran out last month, and she has been looking forward to getting her new phone. Since the universal interface is connected to a limited number of devices, she transfers all her data to her new phone from the cloud and deactivates her old phone and adds her new one.

08.00 –

Wake up (alarm on iPhone) switch on radio app on phone, go to bathroom, check Email, Facebook and BBC news app

09.00 –

Watch TV in the kitchen for 5 mins while having a fitness shake

09.05 - 09.20 –

Car journey to the gym, listen to the radio in the car

09.20 - 11.30 –

In the gym, watching TV while doing cardio, and listening to music on phone while doing weight training

11.30 - 11.45 –

Return journey again listening to car radio.

11.45 - 12.30 –

In kitchen preparing and having meal while watching more TV.

12.40 - 13.00 –

Take the bus to university, listen to more music on phone

13.00 - 15.30 –

Lectures, using MacBook to follow presentation in class

15.45 - 16.10 –

Return journey home on bus listening to music on phone

16.10 - 18.30 –

Watch downloaded series on Laptop

18.30 - 20.30 –

Do module assignment that is due tomorrow on MacBook

20.30 - 22.00 –

Sit with housemates have a meal and watch some TV.

22.00 - 23.00 –

Go online on Laptop check Email, Facebook, and watch videos on Youtube.

23.00 - 00.00 –

Read hardback novel before going to bed, and set alarm on phone for tomorrow


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The Initial Concept

Concept Development

The Initial Concept Flow Chart & System Mapping First Interface Designs User testing

From analysis of the research carried out, we settled on a concept of a cloud-based interface that was more than just a storage application and was not limited in terms of its compatibility across devices. We also did not want it to be limiting in terms of its cloud-storage capacity, but since our research showed anything more than a few gigabytes quickly became very expensive, our interim solution to that problem was a networked storage device which would essentially act as a personal server, but unlike GoToMyPc, the user’s other devices are not required to stay powered on. To access data, the user can simply directly stream anything on their networked storage device direct to their other connected devices at any time. The service would aim to cover all conceivable requirements of the user, from work-related to entertainment as well as social media. With the development of more and more cloud-based apps, the interface’s potential would continue to expand. We wanted the cloudbased interface to have a tile-based layout that was easily customisable. We designed a feature specifically for organised families, that was a digital notice board designed to be less easily overlooked unlike the conventional post-it note on the fridge door. Other features would include: easily swapping screens as well as media between devices, voice recognition, cloud-based gaming, intelligent text and image detection for auto back-up in the cloud, secure remote access of devices within the network and a “wipe” facility for lost or stolen devices.


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FLOW CHART Service Mapping of Ericsson Interface When device switch on or brought out of sleep mode Screen unlock

Young Tech Elite

Organised Family

Notice board & Shortcut to post on Notice board

Choose mode & Enter password Home screen

Documents Intelligently identifies importance of items for additional back-up

Apps

Media Photos

Videos

My Apps

On the cloud

On the device

Control Panel

Universal Remote

Task Killer

Internet

Device

Profile specific changes

Setting shortcuts

Drop-down Menu

Notifications

Documents

Planner

Devices

Folder

Modes & Accounts

Wifi

Storage

Communication

Cross-/Multi-Platform

Profiles & Modes

Security

Planner Calendar Routine Timetable

Media Photos Videos Documents

Social media

Any device Any operating system

Family members Parental control Heirarchy

Privacy Safety

Phone calls Skype

Any application

Customisation

Media Documents Contacts

Sharing Streaming Downloading Transferring

IM Text

Space

Notifications Alerts

Profile

Search App Store

Organisation

Calendar view

Settings

Sound & Display

Remote Wipe Memory

Security

Passwords

Voice Control (ortis)

Parental control

Date & Time

Daily view

Priority Importance Sentimentality

Email

Appointments Meetings

Allow access Friends Compartmentalisation

Transferability Memory wipe clean facility


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Wireframe for 16:9 Interface (TV/PC)

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Work

1

13:45

Initial Design of Interface

Gmail

User Profiles Image

Notes

Mode Mode Mode

Sign in

AE Dw Fl Ai

1

Along with the wireframes, we created low-fi proto types of our interface for three main screen aspect ratios, 16:9 widely used for TVs and PCs, the iPad for the tablet and the HTC Desire HD mobile phone, for its larger screen, as market trends indicate smartphone screen sizes are gradually getting even bigger.

Word Skype

+x:

Firefox

Contacts

Microsoft Office

Calculator

Adobe CS5 Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

1

Planner

23/02/12

Music

The Guardian

Password entry David Johnson

S

Pull up to send note

Sign In

Notice Board Date & Time

Folder Icon

Drop-down menu

Mode Selection

Interface for TV & PC Screen 16:9 3G

Work

0

23/02/12

Mode

Widget (twitter feed, news reel)

1

Basic App Icon

Gmail

Contacts

Word Microsoft Office

Firefox

+-

23/02/12

Mode

13:45

Play Control:

Gmail

Contacts

Task Killer

x:

Universal Remote Documents Folders

Calculator

Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

Music

S

PC

Profile Name

Home menu continues pull gesture allows the user to scroll sideways

13:45

Work

Gmail

1

Notifications:

Word Microsoft Office

Firefox

+-

Excel

x:

Calculator

Skype

Microsoft Office

Calculator

Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

Devices:

App Store

Search Device/Internet

Home Screen

Profile

3G

Play

0

Gmail

Contacts

0

TXT Messages

Music

YouTube

Twitter

Adobe CS5

2

14:00 Meeting with HR 14:30 Lunch with Boss

Music

PC

S

Profile Name

23/02/12

Planner Phone

Planner

+x:

Firefox

Contacts

AE Dw Fl Ai

13:45

Drop-down Menu

Music Phone

Further iterations of the interface for Tablet & Smartphone

18:20


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App Interaction Contacts

Three main types of Tile:

Planner

1

Gmail

- The basic tile that opens into the Application - Folder tiles which allow the user to save space by bringing together multiple similar apps under one tile(e.g. multiple email accounts). These can then be scrolled through. - Widget tiles that allow you to access a portion of the app in the home menu, for example news reels, social network feeds, planner etc.

User Testing 3G

Work

Meeting Today

1

Hi Santosh,

Firefox

Contacts

Excel

Dustin

Yahoo mail

Work

Skype

Microsoft Office

For our user testing we did paper-prototyping and created a digital interactive low-fi prototype complete with buttons as they would be in our interface using PowerPoint.

+x:

Calculator

3G

AE Dw Fl Ai

Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

1 Hi Santosh,

Planner

Gmail

Contacts 23/02/12

Firefox Music

+x:

Phone Dustin

Hotmail

Work

Skype

Cut Copy Paste

Add1:34 to/ 3:08 planner Search

Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

Excel

Microsoft Office

13:45

Adobe CS5

Meeting Today

1

1

13:45

AE Dw Fl Ai

1 Gmail

Calculator

3G

1

Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

Hi Santosh,

Planner

14:00 Meeting with HR 14:30 Lunch with Boss 15:00 Meeting in Conference Room (third floor) Planner

Gmail

Contacts 23/02/12 Phone

Skype

23/02/12

Firefox Music

Excel

+x:

Calculator

23/02/12

Planner Phone

14:00 Meeting with HR 14:30 Lunch with Boss 15:00 Meeting in Conference Room (third floor) Planner

The Guardian

Add to planner 1:34 / 3:08 Search

Adobe CS5 Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

1

3

AE Dw Fl Ai

Cut Copy Paste

Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

Dustin

Microsoft Office

13:45

Adobe CS5

Meeting Today

1

3

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Music Joe Nichols - Man With A Memory

1:34 / 3:08

We tested them with two groups of users, those with an introduction and brief instructions on how to use the interface and those without, we then took our results and implemented them to improve how our interface would function. We also carried out a survey regarding interfaces that users have encountered in the past and use daily, and asked their verdict on them, and what features they would like to see in a new interface.

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Drop-down menu

Basic App Icon

Date & Time

Widget (twitter feed, news reel) App Store

Planner

Home menu continues pull gesture allows the user to scroll sideways Profile

Search Device/Internet


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User Testing Results/User Experience

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Heuristic Evaluation Visibility of System status Informed as to whats going on (messages)

Language familiar use of words and phrases instead of jargon

User Controls Clearly marked with get out or back up to menus (emergency exit)

Consistency and Standards clear use of labels and iconography clear

Error Prevention asking user if they wish to commit to an action (delete item etc)

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8

7

Recognition visible actions without instructions (options menus) without recall

Flexibility navigating through actions (keyboard shortcuts or gestures)

Asthetics relevance of design (minimal clicks to get from A to B)

Help Using the system without instruction or reference

Group 01 Morris, Stephen Nkusi, Alain Skelton, Michael Group 02 Emmerson, Luke McPhee, Clive Nelson, Amy Group 03 Emmerson, Luke McPhee, Clive Nelson, Amy Group 03 Emmerson, Luke McPhee, Clive Nelson, Amy Group 04 Batey, Pippa Gibson, Sharon McGuinness, Claire Group 05 Mak, Hiu (Kay) Roxborough, Dustin Rudra, Santosh Group 06 Bell, Steven Jenkinson, Lee Makepeace, Iain Group 07 Coupe, Ryan Hellings, Craig Holliday, Peter Group 08 Armstrong, Rachel Breso-Gonzalez, Ana Brooke, Ben Group 09 Holford, Max Ingledow, David Rasmussen, Ella Group 10 Broadley, Ciaran Hunt, William Wallace, Doug Group 11 Krol, Tomasz (Max) Hoyland, George

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BRANDING & LOGO DESIGN CLOUD INTERFACE MAGNUS Helvetica Bold

Branding

The Naming of the Interface Logo Design Further iterations of the Logo

MAGNUS Helvetica Neue Light

AGNUS AGNUS AGNUS CLOUD INTERFACE

MAGNUS BlairMdlTC TT Medium MAGNUS Big Caslon Medium MAGNUS Bank Gothic Medium

CLOUD INTERFACE

MAGNUS Copperplate Gothic Bold Regular

MAGNUS MAGNUS ERICSSON

CLOUD INTERFACE

MAGNUS ERICSSON

CLOUD INTERFACE

ERICSSON

MAGNUS ERICSSON

MAGNUS

MAGNUS CLOUD INTERFACE


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Final Logo Designs

Design Development

ME D I A

Final Interface Design Storyboard for Video Video Stills

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The Notice board

The Home page

The Notice board is a feature specifically for families, it is a digital communication tool where family members can quickly get in touch with each other, send messages or reminders as they would on a Notice board at home, which is usually overlooked. The Notice board is situated on the standby screen that can be seen before entering into the homepage.

The homepage of the interface houses the apps and widgets that are on that particular device. The interface is completely customisable and offers three main types of app tiles, the basic tile, folder tiles and widget tiles. And you can also access the drop down menu, Magnus Media and shortcuts to most visited applications at the bottom of the homepage.

Messages from family members on the Notice board are colourcoded, and can be assigned individually to each member.

The folder tile It allows the user to save space bringing together similar apps under one tile

To exit the Notice board the user simply peels it away

Scroll up or down

Clicking on this “memo pad� brings up the keyboard comes up on a touch screen interface.

Current Mode & Drop down menu Dragging the active mode tab down, the user is able to access all the features and functions of the interface

More tiles are located to the right beyond view, but can be accessed simply by swiping across the screen

The basic tile For single unique applications, clicking on it opens up the app.

The Magnus Media It allows you to access the all of the user’s content, and also MiDrive, to organise and transfer files seamlessly between devices and folders.

Instant Messenger Drag up to bring up IM, but the tab can also be set to any application that the user may want a shortcut for.

The widget tile It allows you to access a portion of the app in the home menu, for example news reels, social network feeds and planner


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Drop-down Menu

Media is accessed through the plus button situated on the bottom left-hand side of the home screen. When opended, the user is offered three tabs of storage; OnDevice, InCloud and MiDrive. To move media between locations, the user simply drags and drops the file to a different tab. The cloud, with it’s limited capacity, is purely for backing up mobile devices, although it is possible to move files to it. The cloud is is then backed up further on the MiDrive. The Magnus Media Store is also situated here. Here the user can buy apps, movies, music and more.

The user can access all the features and functions of the interface from the drop down menu.

Drop-down menu

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The user can access all the features and functions of the interface from the drop down menu

Search bar User accounts

In these tabs users are able to check exactly what content is on their device and what is in the cloud and manage their media accordingly

Users can access MiDrive and also the Magnus Media Store to buy more content

Notifications panel, for example, an incoming email or message would show up here Control options and settings

The devices panel allows the user complete control over the devices they own, they are able to swap screens and data between their devices

The users can move media by simply dragging and dropping to a different tab

The user can switch modes in the dropdown menu by simply selecting the tab they want and dragging it up. Further custom modes may also be added.


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Storyboard

Storyboard

Opening Scene “The Problem”

Scene 4 “Using the Interface”

A Project for

Cloud Based Storage Expensive

iOS + Android + Windows = Incompatible

Open with the problems and obstacles we have found with the current offering of technology, i.e. Too Many Devices: TV, Games Consoles, Phones, Computers, Storage Devices etc, Uncompatible Interfaces, Not Networked, On-board Storage + Processing, Cloud Based Storage expensive.

In this part of the video we will show three different personas using the interface on various devices to communicate with each other. The stay at home wife posts a message on the Interface’s Notice Board by dictating her message to ‘Ortis’ while she cooks. We then jump to the husband at the office who receives his wifes message and replies. He receives a reply instantaneously(showing the seamless interaction with others through the Interface). An email pops up on his screen, he goes into it and copies a meeting to his planner which cleverly recognises the time and location out of the highlighted text. He Then forwards the meeting information via an instant messenger app to his colleague, the young tech elite. The young tech elite is out taking photos scouting for a project and replies to his message and sends him a photo taken on his/her smartphone updating on the progress. The Man in the office replies, “ good work have a good weekend”. The scene ends with the young tech elite walking off.

Scene 2 “The Solution”

Scene 5 “Further Functions” Cloud

Cloud

MiDrive

Cloud Based Storage Expensive

iOS + Android + Windows = Uncompatible

How We’d do it, i.e. Less Devices, One Universal Interface, Networked through the cloud with a networked mass storage device at home, Intuitive and intelligent Interface.

This scene will be used to show the other functions the interface offers. These include: Cloud gaming (single- and multiplayer), RemoteWipe (a way of remotely wiping a device after it has been lost or stolen)

Scene 3 “Introduction to Interface”

Closing Scene “Final Message”

Cloud

3G

Work

0

Gmail

Firefox

Contacts

MiDrive

Excel Skype

Microsoft Office

+x:

Calculator

13:45

AE Dw Fl Ai

Introducing

Adobe CS5

2

14:00 Meeting with HR 14:30 Lunch with Boss 23/02/12

Planner

Music

Phone

Explain the layout of the interface and key functions i.e. the drop down menu, media button, app tiles etc.

The film will close introducing ‘Magnus Cloud Interface’ in all its logo goodness, followed by the ericsson logo.

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Video Development We designed our interface in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and then created an animation to demonstrate how it would function. We filmed actual footage to show its applications and features in the real world. Then it was all put together along with a voice over and backing track in Final Cut Pro.

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Video Stills

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Looking over the project, we feel it has been successful. We were able to produce good, useful concepts such as the notice board for families and remote wipe, among others. Our user testing proved that the interface is clearly laid out and can be easily navigated through. When it comes to functionality the interface purposely feels familiar, but it is the further functions and infrastructure of the network, as we envisioned, that sets it apart from other operating systems. We believe that ‘MiDrive’, the networked storage device situated at home, is a great, cost-effective alternative to subscribing to a mass cloud storage service. ‘Ortis’, the personal voice controlled assistant was imagined as an alternative to Apple’s ‘Siri’. Rather than pressing a button you simply hail the feature by calling out ‘Ortis’. The film we produced shows the interface exactly how we imagined it. It runs a little longer then we had hoped, but we feel this was necessary to show the full extent to which we have thought the concept through. The layout is clearly explained, with functions and locations indicated to the user in a smooth manner. The voiceover, as well as text, guides the viewer with ambient background music accompanying it nicely, panning in and out when the narrator speaks. We were pleased with the rendered quality of the animations even though the process was time intense. Another aspect we are particularly proud of is the branding. After initially struggling to find a suitable name, we settled on ‘Magnus’, after the founder of Ericsson, ‘Lars Magnus Ericsson’. We also liked the fact that it means “great” in Latin. The circles above each pillar of the ‘M’ may first signify an umlaut and the Scandinavian origin of Ericsson, but one ultimately recognizes it as two people holding hands or connecting. To conclude, we are very happy with the project we have produced, and feel like we learnt a lot about interfaces and cloud storage through the course of the assignment.


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