Experience the Evolution of Embedded GUI Design at Embedded World 2016

Storyboard Suite GUI Design at Embedded World 2016

From February 23-25 the best in innovative embedded technology will be unleashed at Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany. This not-to-be-missed event will attract over 900 exhibitors from 42 countries. Crank Software will be there, and we are bringing a team of passionate embedded GUI design professionals with us to showcase the latest features and capabilities in Crank Storyboard Suite, our design and development platform for building stunning GUIs for embedded systems. If you are among the 25,000 visitors expected at Embedded World 2016, stop by Hall 4/4-547 to check out our latest embedded GUI demos and ask us to show you what’s new in Storyboard Suite for graphic artists, 3D designers, and embedded systems developers.

See Storyboard Suite GUI demos on a wide range of hardware

Our booth will be brimming with multi-market Storyboard Suite demos on a number of operating systems, including Green Hills Software, QNX Software Systems, Linux, FreeRTOS; running on a variety of platforms, including:

Our embedded GUI demos this year cover a wide range of markets, including automotive, home automation, white goods, medical, and kiosk solutions. All demos have been designed and developed in Storyboard Suite, using the latest features from our upcoming 4.2 release.

While you’re making the rounds at the exhibit, check out some of our partners showcasing beautiful demos built with Storyboard Suite technology, including Green Hills Software (Hall 4/4-325), Atmel (Hall 4A/4A-238), NXP (Hall 4A/4A-220), and others.

We will be live-blogging from the event, and sharing photos and videos of Storyboard Suite from the exhibition floor.

Check out the soon-to-be released Storyboard Suite 4.2

Our Storyboard Suite 4.2 release is right around the corner, and we are excited to show off the features and capabilities we’ve added for embedded GUI design teams. Stop by the booth ask to see live demos.

If you want to get together with us at embedded world, please contact us to set up a meeting. Alternatively, come by our booth and chat with us. The Crank team are stereotypical friendly Canadians!

To learn more about what to expect in the Storyboard Suite 4.2 release, check out our recent webinar, now available on-demand.

As always, we provide a full-featured 30-day evaluation for you to try out Storyboard Suite first hand.

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Storyboard Suite GUIs at CES 2016

Crank Storyboard Suite at CES 2016

With 2015 winding down, we are busy preparing for an exciting start to 2016 with our much-anticipated Storyboard Suite 4.2 release and a number of technology shows. First up is CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 6-9. If you are planning to be at the show and want to connect with us, send us an email. We’d be happy to show you demos of GUIs built with Storyboard Suite and give you a sneak peek at features we’ve been working on for our upcoming release.

Storyboard Suite GUI demos at CES

CES is an opportunity for companies to show off the latest in tech, so you’ll see a lot of cool products and cutting-edge concepts at the show. We are excited that Storyboard is the graphic design tool suite behind a number of rich embedded GUIs and HMI experiences to be showcased at CES.

From Automotive HMI Experiences to the Connected Home

Modern automotive HMI experiences require intuitive, high-performance GUIs to ensure convenience and safety. From innovative digital instrument cluster design to in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, you’ll see examples of Storyboard Suite automotive HMI demos from many companies at CES, including VisteonTexas InstrumentsGreen Hills Software, and more.

Our homes are rapidly becoming smarter and more connected, leading to increased comfort, convenience, and security. CES provides a great opportunity to showcase smart home technologies, and Storyboard Suite is behind exciting home automation demos at the event. NXP’s Internet of Tomorrow Tour will be rolling into Las Vegas, and will be hard to miss, given it’s a massive trailer housing over 100 demos. On board is the home automation demo designed for FTF2015 by Crank Software and Freescale. Atmel will also be demoing a home automation application designed with Storyboard Suite.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of Storyboard demos at CES. You’ll find other applications and exciting projects at the show with stunning GUIs designed and developed with Storyboard Suite.

We hope to see you at the show.

Storyboard Suite Embedded GUI Demos and Sessions at Freescale Technology Forum

Storyboard Suite GUI Design at Freescale Technology Forum

FTF (Freescale Technology Forum) 2015 is next week in Austin, Texas, June 22-25, and we are gearing up for another awesome show. We will be busy this year with presenting a lecture and running a hands-on lab, as well as demoing GUIs and Storyboard Suite at the exhibition. If you are going to the show, here’s what you can expect to see:

GUI Design Demos

Visit the Crank Software booths (102 & 103) to see a range of application GUIs built with Storyboard Suite. We will also be demoing the latest enhancements to Storyboard Suite. Make sure you stop by to get a sneak peak of our upcoming 4.1 release!

On the show floor you’ll see Storyboard Suite in a number of partner booths as well. Green Hills Software will be showcasing an automotive digital cluster built with Storyboard Suite for the INTEGRITY RTOS. In the Crank & Freescale Semiconductor booths you’ll want to check out GUI demos that span automotive, audio, and IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

Learning Opportunities – Storyboard Suite Sessions

We will be giving a 1 hour lecture at FTF, as well as teaching a hands-on lab. If you like presentations with tonnes of heavy-text slides and boring demos, you’ll want to skip our sessions. In the lecture we will be showing a quick Storyboard Suite demo, which includes deploying an application directly to i.MX hardware. You’ll get your hands dirty in the 2 hour classroom session, so bring your appetite for learning and a sense of adventure.

Lecture – The GUI of Things: Using Crank Storyboard Suite to Accelerate GUI Design for IoT Applications (FTF-DES-F1368)

When: Monday, 4:15 PM
Where: Griffin Exhibition Hall 5 – Level 2
What: In this presentation and we will share the latest features in Storyboard Suite that support ease-of-use for designers and team collaboration. We will conduct a live demo that starts in Storyboard Suite and showcases the design process from importing Photoshop .PSD files to deployment on Freescale’s high-performance and widely-used i.MX series applications processors and everything in between.

Hands-on Lab – The Evolution of Embedded GUI Design: From Photoshop to Crank Storyboard Suite to i.MX Series Hardware in Minutes (FTF-INS-F1154)

When: Tuesday, 2:30 PM
Where: Griffin Exhibition Hall 6 – Level 2
What: In this session, users will: import artwork from designers directly into Storyboard Suite; quickly add interactive functionality and rich animations; test in the simulator to quickly refine and update the design; and deploy a functioning application prototype directly to an i.MX platform. After completing this workshop, users will be able to import artwork directly from Photoshop into Storyboard Suite, develop a rich application GUI, and quickly deploy to i.MX series hardware.

We will be tweeting from the show, so be sure to follow @cranksoftware.
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Embedded World 2015 Day 2: Storyboard Suite GUIs are everywhere

Day 2 kept us busy in the booth with a lot of people coming to check out the GUI software demos on our partner’s hardware and Storyboard Suite demos.

I managed to get out of the booth a few times to visit some partners, and while traveling around the 5 exhibition floors I felt like I was playing a game of Where’s Waldo?, Crank Edition. Storyboard Suite demos were everywhere! I don’t know if I found them all, but here are some of the companies showcasing Storyboard Suite UIs using GUI software.

Check out the Crank Storyboard medical demo in the following booths:

  • Freescale booth (4A-220)
  • Keith & Koep (4-241)
  • Microsoft (4-240)
  • Green Hills Software (4-325)

Freescale, Crank Software

Keith &  Koep, Crank Software Microsoft, Crank Software

Green Hills Software, Crank Software

See the Atmel treadmill demo built with Storyboard Suite in the Farnell element 14 booth (5-221) and in the Atmel booth 4-230.

Atmel, Crank Software Farnell, Freescale, Crank Software