How to reduce the turnaround time of servicing jet engines in one of the largest MRO facilities in the world? Proprietary Design Systems, Fleet management, platforms, forecasting, component customization, visualizations, and more!
My Role: Advanced Lead UX Designer
Duration: 2019 – Current
As a product designer on the R&D team at GE Aerospace, I lead design on multiple internal products, primarily focused on aviation management. Unfortunately, due to privacy reasons, I cannot show the details of my work, so for now, you’ll have to trust me on the cool stuff we make.
Responsibilities: UI, UX, Visual design, user research, wireframing, mockup design, interaction design, prototyping, front-end development, contribute to Design Systems, project management.
Here are some brief notes about the work I have done during this time on one of the projects, showcasing information that is publicly available.
Digital MRO ( maintenance, repair and overhaul )
What We Delivered
For this proyect I followed the Design Thinking process (Empathyze, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test). The tools we used to design were Adobe XD for wireframes/mockups/prototypes, Illustrator to create GUI elements, and After Effects/Lottie to create animations.
The project was designed using the Predix Platform, which is an industrial IoT software platform from
Using the Atomic Design methodology, the design system was used as building blocks to assemble the UI screens with ease and speed. Because the system needed to provide solutions for a vast array of use cases in different environments, it was important to provide components that could be viewed in both regular and low-light environments.
Customizing Web Components
The web components are its core elements and are modules that provide more elaborate capabilities like data visualizations, tables and calendars. They are a set of user interface building blocks based on the W3C web components standard that can be assembled together to build an application.
Alongside the ‘basic’ components for UI elements such as dropdown menus, data tables and tabs, there are a number of more specialized D3-based data visualization charting components designed specifically for industrial internet use cases, I was responsible for designing and customizing data visualization for the DMRO proyect.
Because our users are based in the UK, we continously communicate with them to understand their painpoints and needs. I also had the opportunity to travel twice to the Wales shop to test the application, and learn more about the industry and the MRO process.
Due to the proprietary nature of this application I am unable to share any visual designs, but I am happy to further discuss my process.