BenQ Joybook LiteInterface Design

 

The UI design on Joybook Lite is inspired by its mobility (internet on-the-go) . The goal is to make everything easier to use, users can do almost everything with a simple click.  We put three most frequent used applications on the tab for quick access, so there is no more finding in the program list, other applications are arranged in six pre-set categories, and can be easily found when tabs are clicked open.

Customizing is allowed in this interface.  So,  applications can be dragged and dropped between tabs which allows users to arrange the menu just the way they like it. The overall tonality of the interface is set to fit the young target audience of this product. There are several details in this interface such as the translucent flipping tabs and the rainbow animation on the home key creates a little surprise for the users. The goal is try to design user’s feelings every time when they turn on the computer.  By using vivid colors and animation effects to create a happy look and feel virtual environment. So, the first thing users feel when they see this interface is relaxing, easy and fun instead of working!

Another characteristic of Joybook Lite is its pattern. People usually think it’s meaningless graphics at first sight, but later they notice the hidden message and find out the emoticon graphic design which compose a catchy slogan of "I Love Joybook Lite". Net-Generation loves to use emoticon on Instant Message and in e-mail among friends. It gives the notebook a young look and becomes one of the main promotional and selling points for the product.

 

The interface of Joybook Lite is unlike other operating system when it comes to photo sharing. Users don’t have to open any application in order to see the photos, or enter the complex setting configuration in order to change the wallpaper.  One easy click can turn the Joybook Lite’s desktop into a digital frame. This function is specially useful for people who takes lots pictures and constantly use them as wallpaper materials.

Concept. Chiao Wei Ho

GUI. Chiao Wei Ho

UI. Johnson Chao + Chiao Wei Ho

ID. BenQ Lifestyle Design Center

Software. BenQ

Pattern. Chiao Wei Ho

Client. BenQ Corporation

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