OTT Video Streaming solution
A companion app to be used in conjunction with the Glide UX user interface.
One of the core principles of the UI is that the content hierarchy builds from left to right, anchored by the Main Menu.
As the user navigates down the hierarchy, new levels appear.
To go back, the user simply navigates to the right to bring the previous level back into view. For mobile phones, landscape only will be initiated.
Users can drag up or down to browse content, multiple tables can be available to the user which can be navigated independently like a slot machine.
The main menu is a simple vertical scrolling list; it is activated by tapping the menu icon in the top left, or swiping to the right in the left side nav region area.
When the main menu is activated, panels expand to the right, these are populated with content linked to the focused menu option.
Focus is linked to the content displayed. Tapping an item in a vertical table will shift that option to the horizontal bar, change the background asset and update content in its subsequent panel(s).
Alternatively, swiping left to the expanded view (Main Menu not visible) will switch focus to that item in the center of the screen. If the menu is off screen due to the user navigating, focus will shift to the nearest table.
ITV2 has been pressed, it is now in focus and the table updated.
Panels animate when the Main Menu has been opened. Panels that appear from the left animate under each other and ease into place.
The Main Menu will be the top of the hierarchy. Panels that appear from the right will overlay panels in position 3 (see below), they will have a strong shadow and when the screen is dragged, it will display a parallax effect.
The app was successfully demonstrated at tradeshows and investment meetings. The development was outsourced which gave me a lot of experience interacting and supporting them.
I've worked with Mike and his work has never failed to be anything other than first class. Mike is incredibly versatile having designed graphics for a wide range of different purposes, designed and built websites to order, captured inspiring photographic images, and produced high quality promotional videos.
He was instrumental in the design and planning of our Media Broadcast Centre, and has coordinated its use for both filmed and live video production, audio recording, and photography. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.
— Graham H
I had the pleasure of working with Mike for over 8 years at Inview Technology.
I recruited Mike back in 2011 and it was a decision I never regretted. Mike settled into the company very quickly and from his first day he was giving a positive contribution towards improving the UX of our product.
During his time at Inview, Mike quickly progressed to become the Senior Designer and eventually took the role of Design Manager. He was responsible for the design and documentation of the UX. This involved working closely with the engineering team to realise the team's designs. This was an area where Mike particularly flourished.
I would recommend Mike for any UI/UX/Design role without hesitation. He is a consummate professional, a talented designer and his drive to improve processes means he would thrive at any company.
— David A
I worked with Mike for a number of years where I gained a lot of valuable knowledge. Working alongside such a talented designer like Mike inspired and motivated me at such an early stage of my creative journey. Mike's versatility and range of skills in the creative industry; graphic design, photography, UI/UX design, web design, to name a few, provided the whole design team with a clear vision on projects we worked on.
Mike ran a number of courses for the team, with the goal of widening the skill set for each designer. The courses were easy to follow and extremely beneficial - they have assisted in developing my creative skillset immensely.
It was a joy to work with Mike as a colleague. I owe him a great deal for the extensive knowledge that he passed on to me
— George B
Whilst working with Mike I have always found him to be completely professional with a great approach to his work and colleagues.
He has an excellent attention to detail and is always willing to help others.
He has a wealth of knowledge and ideas to share and can be relied upon to get a job done properly and in a timely manner.
— Ian B
Mike has a collection of qualities that made him an incredibly reliable member of the team.
Calm, resourceful, creative, conscious of time demands, a great pro-active communicator and the ability/mindset to just get things done.
On top of that he frequently took the initiative to explore how his team worked and the output they produced with a critical eye and a focus on opportunities for improvement.
— Graham C