Trade show exhibit Oerlikon

Presentation of a product family

For the Swiss company Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, we have created a complete series of 1:5 models. All design models are precisely designed presentation models, used at fairs and exhibitions, as well as in their own showroom. The aim of these models is, to simplify the visualization of the complex functions of the products and to convey a prefect impression of the machine design.

Communication of the core functions

Especially, we focused on the detailed elaboration of the core functions. Thus, when the door is opened, an automatic mode is activated, which turns on the spindle rotation and simulates the coating process by means of a light sequence.

All models have a base plate with integrated iPad, which gives trade fair visitors the opportunity to view animations and to find explanations about the system. In this way, the outstanding properties of the system can be interactively communicated.

Project overview

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A small glossary intended to
simplify the understanding of design Glossary
"User interface design"

Design and functional development of a user interface. Interface is a part or an act, in which a person makes contact with a machine or a product. The simplest example therefore is a light-switch: it‘s not part of the person, neither part of the machine (light), but an interface between. For being useful and important for persons, the interface should be based on human needs and skills. If you look at it systematically user interface belongs to the „Man Machine System“ (MMS): Man  ↔ Man-Machine-Interface ↔ Machine. Different sciences are focused on that theme, e.g. informatics, the Cognitive Science research and psychology. The basic knowledge for user-friendly interface design is developed in design and ergonomics. The specific field of activity is Cognitive Ergonomics, System Ergonomics and Software Ergonomics (usability engineering).