VISUS wins renowned Red DOT Award for Jivex 5

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Bochum, 19. August 2016: Users have long been appreciating the functionality and easy handling of JiveX, the VISUS product family for medical data management. The newly designed user interface of JiveX 5.0 caught the eye and attention of international design experts: it won the "Red Dot Award: Communication Design" in the category "Interface Design/User Interface" for its high quality of design.

This award recognizes the efforts of the VISUS developers who succeeded in fulfilling the specific demands placed on healthcare software while providing a top-notch user experience.

When VISUS decided to fully overhaul the user interface for the release of JiveX 5.0 the aim was to take ease-of-use to a new level and to make working with JiveX even more intuitive. Everything - from the color scheme to the shape and size of the buttons and icons - was redesigned and harmonized across the entire JiveX product family. The spatial arrangement of the elements on the display was optimized in order to be able to present the many types and forms of medical information in an easy-to-understand and clearly structured way. "It was a major challenge for us and the specialists in software design with whom we worked to adjust the interface to the different needs of the various user groups. For example, when JiveX is being used in a radiology department, fast availability of the tools and simple handling of shortcuts have priority. Outside of radiology, users tend to look more for easy access and smartly arranged data," says Tim Saß, VISUS Product Manager. All changes were implemented with a view towards current trends such as flat design.

No guts, no glory

Comprehensive redesign of the JiveX user interface was the first project in the product's history of that magnitude and meant plunging in at the deep end as Robin Steinke, Team Manager JiveX Viewer, confesses: "The users - quite literally - get used to a certain look and feel of a software and any change can be a balancing act between the need to modernize and the need to take into account the users' habits. Thus we put a lot of effort in this facelift and knew that every single change had to generate a marked improvement for the user."

VISUS Chief Executive Officer Jörg Holstein is particularly pleased that the optimization of the JiveX user experience "jived" with the expectations of the Red Dot Design Awards jury: "Feedback from our users on the redesign of the interface has been tremendously positive. Being recognized by the 26-member jury of the Red Dot Design Awards in the category `Interface Design/User Interface´ does show that we did an excellent job and can hold our own, even in international comparison and across industries. We did our homework!"

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

For decades, the Red Dot Design Award has been providing a platform for manufacturers and designers to showcase the best of their work. In 2015, 17,000 items from 70 countries were submitted for the Red Dot awards in the three categories Product Design, Design Concept and Communication Design, making this one of the largest design competitions worldwide. It is open to all creative minds, no matter whether they are based in agencies, design teams or companies or freelancing. Winners are selected in 21 sub-categories, covering all types of customer communication from advertising to software user interfaces.

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