Interactive, UX

Role Lead UX Designer (2014)
Technologies C++, QML, Qt 5

The PreForm desktop software is used to prepare digital models for 3D printing on the revolutionary Form 1 desktop 3D printer. This is traditionally an expert-level task, but our software simplifies the process through a user interface that doesn’t get in the way, automatic part orientation and support generation. Obviously, a clean user interface does not hurt, either.

I joined the team at a pivotal moment a few months before the 1.0 release. The process had been very engineering-driven before that point: nobody had been advocating for the actual user, but instead, lots of complex features needed to be added to the still-young product. With the support of the software team, I set out to turn things upside-down.