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UX + UI Design Project Showcase

world-class user interface design

We are the world's premier user interface design company for a reason - we understand & flawlessly execute the "less is more" methodology. We understand that form & function must work in perfect symmetry, to both enchant & engage end-users, while presenting our clients' underlying technologies with unparalleled ease-of-use. Here’s a look at our successful collaborations…

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Masergy  Animated Application UX & UI Design  Masergy delivers global networking with SD-WAN, managed security, unified communications and award winning customer service to enterprise customers. The Skins Factory designed an animated UI for their managed security application.

Masergy
Animated Application UX & UI Design

Masergy delivers global networking with SD-WAN, managed security, unified communications and award winning customer service to enterprise customers. The Skins Factory designed an animated UI for their managed security application.


 
NFL Visual Design Exploration  Visual Design Concept + Prototype  The NFL contracted The Skins Factory to explore and create visual design elements for their 10' television interface shown on their ultra-popular television program - Total Access. Our design team created multiple comps and concepts that delivered a visually rich, onscreen display that was designed to deliver a futuristic style of design while still being firmly planted in the "here and now". The images shown, represent our favorite versions. Touchdown!

NFL Visual Design Exploration
Visual Design Concept + Prototype

The NFL contracted The Skins Factory to explore and create visual design elements for their 10' television interface shown on their ultra-popular television program - Total Access. Our design team created multiple comps and concepts that delivered a visually rich, onscreen display that was designed to deliver a futuristic style of design while still being firmly planted in the "here and now". The images shown, represent our favorite versions. Touchdown!


 
FyreTV  VOD Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation  The Skins Factory developed the entire application user interface for FyreTV. From designing application iconography, mapping out the remote control to the full screen GUI. TSF also developed the FyreTV TV Guide, the account & login screens, settings panels and even the icons and placement of functionality on the hardware remote. The results as Wired.com states is a super slick interface. The Skins Factory not only created the application's UI, but also came up with the brand name "FyreTV" and brand identity.

FyreTV
VOD Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation

The Skins Factory developed the entire application user interface for FyreTV. From designing application iconography, mapping out the remote control to the full screen GUI. TSF also developed the FyreTV TV Guide, the account & login screens, settings panels and even the icons and placement of functionality on the hardware remote. The results as Wired.com states is a super slick interface. The Skins Factory not only created the application's UI, but also came up with the brand name "FyreTV" and brand identity.


 
Blockbridge  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  Blockbridge Networks delivers secure storage technologies for enterprise customers. The Skins Factory was brought in to design the user interface and interaction design for their flagship application. Our team of design experts worked closely with the Blockbridge leadership to design a forward-thinking visual design not often found in enterprise-based application products. Ample time was given to each UI element, from the intuitive iconography to the semi-transparent modular components.

Blockbridge
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

Blockbridge Networks delivers secure storage technologies for enterprise customers. The Skins Factory was brought in to design the user interface and interaction design for their flagship application. Our team of design experts worked closely with the Blockbridge leadership to design a forward-thinking visual design not often found in enterprise-based application products. Ample time was given to each UI element, from the intuitive iconography to the semi-transparent modular components.


 
BRZ  Browser Application UX & UI Design  BRZ, Inc. contracted The Skins Factory to design a new UX & UI template for their data collection software. Designed with a high contrast, dark UI as per BRZ's request, our team built multiple screens.

BRZ
Browser Application UX & UI Design

BRZ, Inc. contracted The Skins Factory to design a new UX & UI template for their data collection software. Designed with a high contrast, dark UI as per BRZ's request, our team built multiple screens.


 
Jamcloud  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  When JamCloud, a free social music app that allows users to play music and watch videos with others in real-time, had a dream, a concept and a rough prototype they needed to turn into a working product, they contracted The Skins Factory to whip up a slick little UI to bring their product to life.

Jamcloud
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

When JamCloud, a free social music app that allows users to play music and watch videos with others in real-time, had a dream, a concept and a rough prototype they needed to turn into a working product, they contracted The Skins Factory to whip up a slick little UI to bring their product to life.


 
ZenViewer for iPad  iPad Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation  The critically acclaimed file viewer, reader, manager & audio recorder. Zen Viewer was designed by The Skins Factory with a singular purpose in mind... to design the most stylized & intuitive iOS file viewer & reader in the world. Unfortunately The Skins Factory did not own the code, so once our coding partner pulled out of the project, we honored our obligation to pull Zen Viewer from the App Store, but not before garnering outstanding reviews and critical acclaim.

ZenViewer for iPad
iPad Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation

The critically acclaimed file viewer, reader, manager & audio recorder. Zen Viewer was designed by The Skins Factory with a singular purpose in mind... to design the most stylized & intuitive iOS file viewer & reader in the world. Unfortunately The Skins Factory did not own the code, so once our coding partner pulled out of the project, we honored our obligation to pull Zen Viewer from the App Store, but not before garnering outstanding reviews and critical acclaim.


 
Digital Blue Astronomy  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  Digital Blue contracted The Skins Factory to create the user interface for their astronomy software client that works in tandem with their real-world telescope. Because the telescope was geared more toward young children, we developed a fun UI with large generous buttons, a playful toy-like appearance and easy to understand iconography. Our relationship with the incredible team over at Digital Blue started when The Skins Factory and Digital Blue worked together on a painting project for Disney Consumer Products.

Digital Blue Astronomy
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

Digital Blue contracted The Skins Factory to create the user interface for their astronomy software client that works in tandem with their real-world telescope. Because the telescope was geared more toward young children, we developed a fun UI with large generous buttons, a playful toy-like appearance and easy to understand iconography. Our relationship with the incredible team over at Digital Blue started when The Skins Factory and Digital Blue worked together on a painting project for Disney Consumer Products.


 
Panasonic Arbitrator  Mobile Touchscreen Application UX & UI Design  Panasonic Corporation of North American and our team joined forces to create the touchscreen-based interface for their Toughbook Arbitrator mobile client application - the software side of their groundbreaking Toughbook Arbitrator, a rugged revolution in law enforcement video capture. An important consideration during the development process was to create versions for both day and night use.

Panasonic Arbitrator
Mobile Touchscreen Application UX & UI Design

Panasonic Corporation of North American and our team joined forces to create the touchscreen-based interface for their Toughbook Arbitrator mobile client application - the software side of their groundbreaking Toughbook Arbitrator, a rugged revolution in law enforcement video capture. An important consideration during the development process was to create versions for both day and night use.


 
RedPrairie   Browser + Mobile Web Applications UX & UI Design  Enterprise software giant, RedPrairie, contracted The Skins Factory to design the user interface & interaction design for multiple applications resulting in perfect symmetry between their enterprise software application user interfaces. This included 3 desktop browser interfaces, a mobile browser app & a native Android app. We also created a custom GUI kit for the RedPrairie developers.

RedPrairie
Browser + Mobile Web Applications UX & UI Design

Enterprise software giant, RedPrairie, contracted The Skins Factory to design the user interface & interaction design for multiple applications resulting in perfect symmetry between their enterprise software application user interfaces. This included 3 desktop browser interfaces, a mobile browser app & a native Android app. We also created a custom GUI kit for the RedPrairie developers.


 
Hyperlinks   iPad Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation  In-house Proof of concept. The Skins Factory is designing Hyperlinks for iPad - a bookmark & browser experience never before seen on any platform. Manage bookmarks in categories, view your hyperlinks in multiple layouts, customize each bookmark, secure categories with passwords and even launch multiple web pages at the same time with the application's custom launchpad and browser.

Hyperlinks
iPad Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation

In-house Proof of concept. The Skins Factory is designing Hyperlinks for iPad - a bookmark & browser experience never before seen on any platform. Manage bookmarks in categories, view your hyperlinks in multiple layouts, customize each bookmark, secure categories with passwords and even launch multiple web pages at the same time with the application's custom launchpad and browser.


 
Nortel PC Communications Client  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  Nortel contracted The Skins Factory to redesign their feature-rich communications application - the Nortel PC Client. The PC Client is an application that provides advanced IP telephony features which were not featured on traditional phones. By completion, The Skins Factory created over 45+ separate screens and UI assets with a strong focus on ease-of-use and an attractive visual design aesthetic.

Nortel PC Communications Client
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

Nortel contracted The Skins Factory to redesign their feature-rich communications application - the Nortel PC Client. The PC Client is an application that provides advanced IP telephony features which were not featured on traditional phones. By completion, The Skins Factory created over 45+ separate screens and UI assets with a strong focus on ease-of-use and an attractive visual design aesthetic.


 
Target's StudioRed Music Store  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  Target commissioned The Skins Factory to design the main layout of their music store desktop application - StudioRed. The Skins Factory's experience designing media players is legendary, having started out as a Windows Media Player skin design studio. Our team worked closely with the creative team from Target, along with a third-party design studio who handled creating the actual music store layout.

Target's StudioRed Music Store
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

Target commissioned The Skins Factory to design the main layout of their music store desktop application - StudioRed. The Skins Factory's experience designing media players is legendary, having started out as a Windows Media Player skin design studio. Our team worked closely with the creative team from Target, along with a third-party design studio who handled creating the actual music store layout.


 
Nero ShowTime  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  Nero contracted The Skins Factory four separate times, to design the user interface and interaction design for the Nero ShowTime media player application. The results are readily apparent -- super tactile design with a generous helping of "easy-to-use" interaction design. In an effort to create a smaller "footprint" on the desktop, our designed a special micro-mode version of the main player. Meticulous attention was paid to lighting and shadow effects throughout the visual design creation process.

Nero ShowTime
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

Nero contracted The Skins Factory four separate times, to design the user interface and interaction design for the Nero ShowTime media player application. The results are readily apparent -- super tactile design with a generous helping of "easy-to-use" interaction design. In an effort to create a smaller "footprint" on the desktop, our designed a special micro-mode version of the main player. Meticulous attention was paid to lighting and shadow effects throughout the visual design creation process.


 
iRiver Plus  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  When The Skins Factory was approached to design & create iRiver's new digital jukebox user interface, iRiver Plus, our team set out to develop a style that would set this application apart, in a market that was saturated with digital audio media players & jukeboxes. A fusion of functionality & design, iRiver Plus is the culmination of years of user interface design experience and attention to detail that vaulted this desktop audio appliance ahead of its competitors.

iRiver Plus
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

When The Skins Factory was approached to design & create iRiver's new digital jukebox user interface, iRiver Plus, our team set out to develop a style that would set this application apart, in a market that was saturated with digital audio media players & jukeboxes. A fusion of functionality & design, iRiver Plus is the culmination of years of user interface design experience and attention to detail that vaulted this desktop audio appliance ahead of its competitors.


 
Motorola iRadio  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  Motorola, Inc. and The Skins Factory collaborated on the creation of the beta user interface for their iRadio music application. The Skins Factory's design squad created a tactile environment using deep cobalt blues and shiny alloys that deliver a rich, real-world feeling to the end-user. We started with detailed wireframes before diving into the actual visual design mocks. The player was then modeled in 3D to support the animation sequences we had planned for the player.

Motorola iRadio
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

Motorola, Inc. and The Skins Factory collaborated on the creation of the beta user interface for their iRadio music application. The Skins Factory's design squad created a tactile environment using deep cobalt blues and shiny alloys that deliver a rich, real-world feeling to the end-user. We started with detailed wireframes before diving into the actual visual design mocks. The player was then modeled in 3D to support the animation sequences we had planned for the player.


 
NVIDIA Reactor for Xfire  Desktop Application UX & UI Design  NVIDIA & The Skins Factory presented the NVIDIA REACTOR skin for the Xfire skinnable gaming chat system. Designed like a future-world communication device, NVIDIA REACTOR with its obsidian colored glass and jet black rubber trim brings to life a Blade Runner-esque style that gamers everywhere enjoyed. The skin was so successful, NVIDIA then contracted The Skins Factory to create a custom Windows Media Player skin that shared the same design language - one of our most popular WMP skins ever.

NVIDIA Reactor for Xfire
Desktop Application UX & UI Design

NVIDIA & The Skins Factory presented the NVIDIA REACTOR skin for the Xfire skinnable gaming chat system. Designed like a future-world communication device, NVIDIA REACTOR with its obsidian colored glass and jet black rubber trim brings to life a Blade Runner-esque style that gamers everywhere enjoyed. The skin was so successful, NVIDIA then contracted The Skins Factory to create a custom Windows Media Player skin that shared the same design language - one of our most popular WMP skins ever.


 
Zen Viewer for iPhone  iPhone Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation  Zen Viewer for iPhone was a prototype app design, The Skins Factory mocked up as a follow-up to our critically-acclaimed iPad app: Zen Viewer HD. Zen Viewer for iPhone offered a structured folder architecture for storing & viewing document files, images, music, videos and even allows you to record & playback your own audio files. While never reaching code development, Zen Viewer for iPhone demonstrates The Skins Factory's prowess when it comes to UI & UX design.

Zen Viewer for iPhone
iPhone Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation

Zen Viewer for iPhone was a prototype app design, The Skins Factory mocked up as a follow-up to our critically-acclaimed iPad app: Zen Viewer HD. Zen Viewer for iPhone offered a structured folder architecture for storing & viewing document files, images, music, videos and even allows you to record & playback your own audio files. While never reaching code development, Zen Viewer for iPhone demonstrates The Skins Factory's prowess when it comes to UI & UX design.


 
Hyperdesk  Desktop Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation  Hyperdesk is The Skins Factory's Windows desktop customization software application, that allows users to transform the appearance of their regular Windows desktop, with an endless array of exciting desktop themes, skins, wallpapers, widgets and other applications called hypersuites. These works of art have been painstakingly, hand-crafted by the world's most talented commercial interface artists at The Skins Factory. Maximum PC stated: "the skins created by The Skins Factory, Hyperdesk's creators, are nothing short of artistic wonders".

Hyperdesk
Desktop Application UX & UI Design, Brand Identity Design, Product Name Creation

Hyperdesk is The Skins Factory's Windows desktop customization software application, that allows users to transform the appearance of their regular Windows desktop, with an endless array of exciting desktop themes, skins, wallpapers, widgets and other applications called hypersuites. These works of art have been painstakingly, hand-crafted by the world's most talented commercial interface artists at The Skins Factory. Maximum PC stated: "the skins created by The Skins Factory, Hyperdesk's creators, are nothing short of artistic wonders".


 
TDK Digital MixMaster  Desktop Application UX & UI Design, Logo Design  TDK Electronics Corporation came to The Skins Factory to build the default interface for their proprietary audio player. The TDK Digital MixMaster was part of the CD Blender Software Suite of applications that shipped with their veloCD reWriters. While this is a little bulky in terms of today's UI design language, in 2001, when we created this, it was cutting edge. This is proof positive that we were ahead of our time, even when our studio was only a year old. ZDNet called our UI design: "a spiffy, circular skin".

TDK Digital MixMaster
Desktop Application UX & UI Design, Logo Design

TDK Electronics Corporation came to The Skins Factory to build the default interface for their proprietary audio player. The TDK Digital MixMaster was part of the CD Blender Software Suite of applications that shipped with their veloCD reWriters. While this is a little bulky in terms of today's UI design language, in 2001, when we created this, it was cutting edge. This is proof positive that we were ahead of our time, even when our studio was only a year old. ZDNet called our UI design: "a spiffy, circular skin".