Award-winning protection detection
Enter VeriPRO, an award-winning system developed by Howard Leight audiologists that tests hearing attenuation and degree of protection being provided by a subject's earplugs, along with instructions on how to correct any placement shortcomings. With the testing technology in place, Howard Leight turned to Catapult Thinking, a Boston-based design consultancy, to help design the UI, which had some interesting design challenges: installed primarily on laptops in industrial settings and used by blue-collar workers, we had to assume a use case of low light, poor technology, and less-technical users, some of whom may have had weak English skills.
As interaction designer on the team, I developed a task map and overall workflow model to guide the user through the multi-step process of testing their hearing protection. Working in conjunction with a graphic designer to apply Howard Leight branding and develop the visual design language for the software, I designed the printed hearing report. I also worked with our technology partner to deliver design assets, and to ensure that our design work was properly implemented.
After the VeriPRO design was approved, Catapult Thinking designed a variety of supporting materials including a promotional website, sales brochure, user guide, and CD booklet.