We created an intuitive and unique way to develop recipes because engineers said they wanted to view data and edit weld parameters. To make this a reality, we created a bank of parameters that allowed users to first set necessary parameters, such as control modes or suspect and reject limits, and later add others as needed.
After reviewing extensive research and test results, we created a simplified dashboard that was easy to read and met the needs of all personas. For instance, we stored parameters, including access to critical analytics, in a sliding drawer on the right side of the screen. We reserved the center of the screen to feature weld results, and displayed the weld history on the left.