GlideUX Companion App

OTT video streaming solution companion application.


A companion app to be used in conjunction with the Glide UX user interface.

What I did

  • Wireframing & prototypes
  • High fidelity designs
  • Usability & feature specifications
  • Creation of Java layout files
  • Creation and optimisation of assets
  • Engineer/test support for project lifespan


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.

Content browsing

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.

Main menu

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.

Panel information

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.


“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.”

George Bishop

Graphic Designer

“Calm, resourceful, creative, conscious of time demands, a great pro-active communicator and the ability/mindset to just get things done.”

Graham Cooke

Lead Product Manager

“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 Brunt

Chief Systems Architect

“He's a talented designer with the skills that reach beyond just the design as he's always looking for ways to push the boundaries of how we can make our product better.”

Sangeetha Rathnakuma

Java Developer

“Mike is a professional UI designer always seeing the product from the customers perspective and forever challenging his own designs to provide the best customer experience.”

Paul Newton

Head of Engineering

“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 Austin

Director of Research and Development

“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 Holland

eLearning Support Officer

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