Tooshlights is an IOT technology that addresses one of the biggest pain points in the public restroom experience: long lines and the awkward experience of having to peek under stalls to see if they are free. I was responsible for designing an analytics dashboard that would prioritize answering questions that would be impossible to see with the naked eye.
The way we present collected data has a huge impact on our ability to draw meaning from it. The more intuitive the presentation is, the easier it is for all of us to make better, faster, and more informed decisions. As the sole UI/UX designer for this project, my goal was to present a solution that would help guide my client to more useful insights, faster.
As a user I should:
- be able to toggle between different incoming data for each facility
- know the status of all stalls
- have a visual representation for the layout of each facility
- a visual representation of the data for each facility
- have the ability to control sensory light settings
- have the ability to control battery settings
Using Tooshlights’ already established style guide, I used different techniques like color, typography and layout to emphasize importance, and draw the user’s eye straight to the thing(s) that need immediate attention. The use of bold, and meaningful color tells the user/facility managers something important in a split-second (number of stalls open vs. closed, patterns of use etc.)—something that might otherwise have taken close to an hour to decipher.