SES Fluid should be a service platform that enables different user groups to achieve their goals. The basis for the platform was a cloud-computing service based on the existing CMS infrastructure, enabling customers to manage, enrich, transcode and deliver video content from anywhere in the world via a unified, intelligently designed, state-of-the-art front-end.
The idea of modularity should also be continued in the UI. Products should ideally be complementary to each other.
Therefore we aimed for a model of the "Shared UI" for the interface. Individual components function in a self-contained manner and can be used in other contexts. A product thus consists of its own components, specifically created for the use case, and shared components.
Mental spaces formed a guideline for the assignment of concrete user stories and resulting functions. The mental model should serve the correct assignment of new ideas & requirements throughout the entire product life cycle. Therefore, the creation of mental spaces had to have a certain robustness.
While dark interface colours are common for production environments in the media industry, users at office workstations prefer a surface that is also adapted to the brighter ambient light.
For SES Fluid, dimensional developed a dark theme and a light theme to provide a more pleasant and expected user experience for different users in different environments.