Case study

GuardianMPS Inc.

GuardianMPS provides technology and services to mitigate the individual’s risks within organisations with a large scale remote workforce, including: healthcare, logistics & transport, education and retail sectors.

Employers are exposed to significant litigation, fines and compensation claims if they do not take adequate steps to protect their workers, who can face risks of attack, illness and injury as they work and travel.

Having previously worked with their leadership team on other projects, we were delighted by the opportunity to help develop and launch their newest security product, a controller app to accompany an alarm dongle.

Objectives

The design objective was to develop an individual brand identity, clearly part of the GuardianMPS family, for the new app. The interface needed to be modern and intuitive to present a reliable, trustworthy and secure image.

The user of the app will be busy carrying out their job function, most likely with their device in a pocket or purse all day long, so it was imperative the controller app provides clear notifications and reports in a user friendly, simple and intuitive fashion.

Project

2x

Design concepts

4x

Branding concepts

6x

Page layouts

Approach

Retaining elements of the existing GuardianMPS identity provides consistency with the parent brand and helps to establish a brand family. We used the same typography, kept the hexagon which became the centre of the map-marker inspired graphic, and freshened up the colour pallet to a lighter and brighter orange gradient.

The interface design utilises islands to contain data and a simple, flat style with lots of space helps provide a clean and contemporary feel.

Services

  • Research
  • Name development
  • Branding
  • Logo design
  • UI design
  • Asset production / developer handover.

Interface design

We always start an interface design project by collating assets and focusing on the small interactive elements like buttons and tools. This ensures that we’re really focused on how the tool will be utilised in the real world . This way we create a button that is easy to use, rather than a button which fits a space in a layout.

We’re really happy with the simplicity and vibrant modern feel.

We're really excited to get this product launched and have great confidence the new branding and UI design will help position the product positively to our users and provide the simple interface they demand.

Roger Leach – Partner, GuardianMPS Inc.

The team enjoyed this app development project which had an open brief, clearly defined user stories and succinct requirements. And it's always pleasing to work on new projects with existing clients, thanks Roger for choosing to work with us.

Christian Scott – Head of Project Delivery, Granite 5