• Interfaces
  • Brain4Net
  • The making of the Brain4Net interface mock-ups

    Overview• Process

    Discussing platform structure with the client, defining user roles and functions. Drawing a chart of interface components and using it to build a prototype.

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    Starting to work on the specifics. Looking at existing network management interfaces.

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    Sketching the control panel. Deciding that it will be made of adjustable blocks that users will be able to rearrange and resize themselves.

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    Trying several approaches to the interface. Deciding to go with the design combining white and colored blocks.

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    Getting the art director’s approval and presenting to the client.

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    The concept is approved, starting to work on the details. Drawing icons.

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    Considering the style of the header and notifications.

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    Working on the grid and block adjustment mechanics.

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    Developing block appearance at different widths.

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    Moving on to the Infrastructure page. Here we need to show physical location of devices on a map as well as a diagram showing their links. Working on the design of the map and the diagram.

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    Starting to work on the logical topology. We need to add a diagram of virtual network functions with the ability to add and modify elements. Looking at existing examples.

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    Exploring ways to automatically align elements.

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    Working on the appearance.

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    Creating a set of standard elements to make building mock-ups easier.

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    Drawing the rest of the web site’s pages.

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    Working on the search.

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    Designing the installation and user authorization processes.

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    Handing the mock-ups over to the client.

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