Digital Design & Development
Digital Design & Development
Hayden Industrial has grown from providing high performance heat exchangers to managing a team of craftsmen and professionals across a dozen work sites. They hired ERA404 to perform strategy, design, and development on a system to manage the activity of their workcenters, employees, projects, and jobs.
The resulting application was designed for touch-screen interfaces with quick access to features, maximum usage of available real estate, and an intuitive, tailored experience for each level of their growing workforce. Advanced reporting options integrate with a number of Hayden’s pre-existing systems to perform seamless operations.
Third Day approached ERA404 about designing the user interface and user experience for their conceptual application, Koomol.
Koomol (from ‘cumulus’) is a single portal that indexes files from all connected virtual storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, etc.) and organizes them into one intuitively searchable interface. It solves the problem of trying to locate, organize, protect, and share personal documents that could be spread over a variety of internet services.
The challenge for the interface design was not only the organization of files (and groups of files, called ‘Koomolations’) across multiple cloud-storage services, but also how to indicate what was new, tagged, shared, and changed, each time the user logs in.
The resulting design grew to include two views (a list view, and a Pinboard-style grid view), with a notifications pane, an “explode” view to peek inside groups of files, and a host of searching, sorting, and filtering options to simplify asset maintenance.
Bulc Club is a free social network with the mission of eradicating spam, forever. Each free member account includes unlimited forwarders and mail filtering based on Member Rating. In the first six months following launch, Bulc Club Members had already identified and rated over 35,000 addresses and domains, blocked countless spam emails, and prevented identity theft and computer viruses.
BusinessBankruptcies.com noticed a decline in page rank on search engine results pages when Google changed their algorithm to take into consideration responsiveness. They hired ERA404 to redesign and rebuild their bankruptcies tracking database for mobile and tablet devices. At the same time, ERA404 worked with them to refresh the identity of the service, update the strategy to improve user experience and ease-of-use, and reorganize content to better promote their offering.
Their new site, which launched in September 2016, features location-based map listings of local bankruptcy cases, iconography, and infographics to make statistics more digestible.
HERBRITTS.com features the largest collection of the late photographer’s work online, while offering the opportunity to explore every aspect of his career. Dozens of editorial examples, advertising tear sheets, book spreads, and museum installation photos mixed together demonstrate how Ritts’ work embedded itself into popular culture.
The site also features an interactive timeline of Herb Ritts’ life and visitors are able to see examples of Ritts’ directing work, including award-winning music videos and commercials. Further insight is offered into the Foundation’s history and mission: to advance the art of photography and support HIV/AIDS causes in a manner that reflects the spirit and values exemplified by Herb Ritts during his lifetime.
“ERA404 proved to be the best one-stop design studio. They take the time to understand their client’s needs, insure a strong web presence and provide unparalleled technical support.”
Mark McKenna, CEO
Herb Ritts Foundation