Created in 1923, Loewe is well known for their premium home entertainment products with a minimalistic industrial design.
As part of a team involving Product Marketing, Customer Service, Engineering and Design, I was in charge of leading the design process.
From conceptualizing new features to the final releases, I made sure that the softwares were ready on time for the 500 000 TVs.
Wether they come from user feedback or from the team itself, the ideas are discussed and prioritized during regular meetings. They can be about new features, redesigns, improvements, fixes... And are followed by creative sessions where we look for inspirations and competitors to draw the first concepts.
→ This step is like a funnel: looking for every possible paths and then narrow our searches to what really matters.
The wireframes explain the concept and the user stories to the team, to check that all the requirements are met. They also help me to make sure that all the Ux aspects are taken into accounts, without spending time on visual design.
→ This step is very important, especially to discuss the thinking behind the concept and technical feasibility with non-designers.
After refining all the wireframes comes the researches for the user interface. It consists in making the screens more appealing by improving the user experience through illustrations, typography, space, layouts, color... Feedback loops within the team often happens to check whether the visuals match the requirements.
→ This step is the last one before delivering the styleguide with assets and components to the software team.
Tips & tricks
Get the most from your Loewe TV with helpful hints and hidden gems.
A simple info bar that only shows what matters: the running content and upcoming programs.
Play music from your phone over bluetooth and get the covers displayed in a beautiful way.
Get suggestions based on your watching history and programs or genres you are most interested in.
Easy access to the most important settings, directly on the homescreen.
Improving the operating system requires to embrace the company's vision, learn how to popularize ideas and fight for them. Especially while leading the design process.
The complex architecture of the "Loewe os" means a complex implementation with constraints . Each new software being released every 3 to 4 months, a lot of feedback loops are necessary to meet the technical feasibilities and the deadlines.
My tasks included to deliver 4 major softwares updates downloaded on more than 500k devices, with a range of 9 different models. Designing a minimalistic yet relevant Ui and Ux is a real challenge.
Even with a limited set of knowledge about our users and the complexity of testing prototypes, we managed to overcome those issues. Gut feeling, intuition, experience and trust accross the whole team helped bringing the concepts forward.