Crank Storyboard is purpose-built to remove barriers between developers and designers working together on embedded GUI products. While Adobe Photoshop was the designers’ tool of choice for many years, Sketch has seen a growing rise in popularity and, naturally, we get many questions around how we support it.
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The technology of the future is getting closer. Not only are we getting a peek at what’s possible during this week’s virtual CES 2021, we’re also seeing more sophisticated devices appear right under our noses. Literally.
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We all know the old adage that user experience (UX) is often best when it goes unnoticed. Embedded systems UX, however, has traditionally had a somewhat less flattering aphorism: Build for function, not design. It’s not responsive, it looks old, it doesn’t behave like my smartphone — these reasons are why we in the embedded GUI industry constantly strive to do better, even as we attempt to squeeze rich, immersive experiences onto low-power, resource-constrained devices.
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Last week marked the official launch of the Aptera Motors solar electric vehicle (sEV). Not only is the Aptera the first electric vehicle with up to a 1,000-mile range and no charging requirements for most drivers, it’s also an unprecedented example of multiple engineering disciplines coming together to deliver an automotive GUI in less than a year.
How did this project unfold and what are some of the things that our Professional Services team did?