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Expert Interview Series: Trends in Embedded UIs with Sebastian Ullherr

By Guest Author on Apr 23, 2020 11:41:50 AM

Interview #2

The Crank Software team met up with Sebastian Ullherr, Managing Partner of interfacewerk, at Embedded World 2020 to chat about the trends and innovations he's seen in the embedded space. 

Sebastian Ullherr believes that UX design is the key to every good embedded product. By basing design and feature decisions on facts, he thinks we can save ourselves a lot of time, money, and frustration.

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Expert Interview Series: Trends in Embedded UIs with Karlheinz Blankenbach

By Guest Author on Apr 14, 2020 1:12:55 PM

Interview #1

The Crank Software team met up with Karlheinz Blankenbach, Electronics Displays Conference chair and professor, at Embedded World 2020 to chat about the trends and innovations he's seen in the embedded space.

Karlheinz Blankenbach is an experienced professor with a long history of working in research and development for HMI displays and LEDs including optical measurements and system design.

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A Message From Our President: COVID-19 Update

By Brian Edmond on Apr 6, 2020 4:37:21 PM

My thoughts are with you and your loved ones during these uncertain times, and like so many, it’s tough to hear updates about the impacts COVID-19 is having on our communities every day. 

Here at Crank Software, we’re continuing to monitor this situation closely and wanted to take a moment to summarize some of the things we are doing to keep you connected.

The good news is that I am so proud of the worldwide team we’ve built at Crank. During these tough times, our entire team at Crank Software are thinking positively and doing everything we can to support our community. We’re all experienced in remote work and setup to keep things moving forward, to ensure you’re as successful as possible right now.

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The challenge of realizing great UI experiences on embedded devices.

By Thomas Fletcher on Mar 17, 2020 11:01:57 AM

A rich UI prototype can be an amazing thing. It can bring an existing product back to life and give it a competitive advantage, or it can be so transformative that it creates a brand new cutting-edge category.

It's easy to capture this UI potential with rich graphics and a storyboard that walks a user through an exciting experience full of animation and life. With this potential comes the power to sell a product, however, the challenge of moving from prototype through development and to product deployment is not to be underestimated. The price that you pay for a rich UI experience is measured in terms of increased product software complexity, hardware requirements, and time.

... with the traditional model including a design team building the script of a user experience, without the commitment to be engaged throughout the rest of the application design.

Storyboard allows a different approach to the development of rich, interactive user interfaces and helps address the challenges of making those experiences a successful reality in cost-effective embedded products.

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Focus on your user experience: Testing and validation for your embedded UI performance just got faster.

By Marisha Sesto on Mar 12, 2020 10:30:16 AM

We're so excited to announce our latest release of Storyboard.  With a focus on making UI design and development easier for our customers worldwide, we’ve made it our mission to allow teams to collaboratively work together in creating award-winning touch screen experiences. With remote work increasing and teams no longer forcing face-to-face meetings due to innovative technology, our Storyboard product release makes it much easier to cross-collaborate with development and design teams around the world to develop an embedded UI product that wows their users.

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