The Automated Printing Machine interface is meant to enable a user to Print and Pay with ease , The following are the Interface requirements.
First Screen Awaits USB to be Connected Second Display PDF Files in the PDF, Folders can be further opened Then Enter Print Configuration, i.e. Print Color, double side Then Next Screen displays the bill The bill can be paid in P2, P5, P1 coins, to make a total There should be a counter when someone is inserting coins After the total is reached, send print job to printer
Analysis of similar UI
After analyzing the system requirements , a clear similarity can be drawn between the APM and other automated service machines in other industries . Such similarity can be seen in the Prompt Base operation of the user interfaces ,loading in between input actions and their linear form of operations . So with such similarities noted , an analysis was carried out on Automated Bank Teller Interfaces . The main goal is to identify functionalities that are worth adopting .
Bank Teller User Interface
It simplifies and makes the process of getting cash straight Forward . It is easily learnable and beginner friendly . The ATM system is accessible , designing with accessibility in mind enables people with a range of abilities and disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with the product .
Besides being Very old and traditional , this system does not have a lot of prominent User Interface disadvantages .
Mood and Inspirations
Mood Board 1
Mood Board 2
Mood Board 3
Definition Of the User Personas
After analyzing the system requirements , three questions were established to better understand the user
Who is going to interact with the interface ? What are their personal ,social and economic responsibilities ?
User Persona 1
User Persona 2
With my persona and system requirements at the forefront of my mind, I developed a user flow for 6 key tasks. These included, Connecting USB ,Choosing file or folder and Choosing print configuration
Below is a flow for what seemed like the most important feature for our users, based on insight gained from the system requirements . Printing a Document on APM.
Sketch / Wireframing of the System Requirements