David Klein
Xenio cover image

Xenio Systems

years
2017 — Present
position
Principal Designer
projects
Web, iOS, iPad

I am currently leading all design efforts for Xenio Systems focusing on building Bluetooth-connected retail, hospitality, and fitness experiences (imagine Waze for indoors). My responsibilities include designing prototypes that convey our technology's capabilities, a web application for customers to manage floor plans, zones, and marketing campaigns, and an iPad app that guides the installation process for our Bluetooth modules.

The image above is a recent iteration of the Xenio Dashboard. The goal is to provide a glanceable interface that conveys fundamental data for a customer site. The design began as a 4 column grid to display each customer-specified zone, but, after testing with a batch of potential customers, I revisited the design to find a more efficient and expandable interface. For example, customers expected customizable charts and site-level data in addition to specific zones. There were also concerns about consuming data in a grid as opposed to a vertical table.

Xenio home

Above is Xenio Home, a list of applications the customer can launch to design a floor plan, view analytics, and communicate with end users. This screen has gone through many iterations as business requirements evolve. For example, the design at one point had to accomodate seven applications which affected the grid's layout.

Xenio home old

After additional discussions with the product team and stakeholders, I learned that one application could be removed and act as an internal tool, one could be automated after an initial setup process, and two could be combined into one more efficient tool. This design also employs tabs (Apps and Sites) to separate functionality and content. Another attempt was made to combine Apps and Sites into one screen to decrease complexity.

Xenio home old

Now customers do not need to worry about switching tabs to access applications or sites. This design is structured in a way that forces the customer to act on a site instead of opening site-specific applications and then selecting a site. After speaking with potential customers and the product team again, I learned that customers will typically have one or two sites in the short-term, and prioritizing a list of sites is unnecessary.

Xenio mobile

Xenio Showcase is comprised of a variety of prototypes for different industries. With precise indoor positioning, robust features can be added to an existing mobile app using Xenio's SDK. For example, imagine you are in a retail store, grocery store, hotel, or gym. Hopefully those are all easy to imagine. You need some help regarding a product's availability, someone to spot you on the bench press, etc. Instead of tracking someone down, you can simply tap a button and someone will come to you. The screenshots above demonstrate this functionality for a grocery store.