Uniblue Machanic was the first OS X product released by Uniblue Systems Ltd. The UX and visual design was done in-house in Malta, while the product development was outsourced to a more experience iOS development team in the Ukraine.
The business required a Mac cleaning utility to compete with two established market leaders. This application had to offer the user a clean and clutter-free Mac by freeing up precious disk space. The main value proposition read: “Clean your Mac and free up disk space for more of what you love and need". The application had to be aesthetically pleasing - simple and beautiful - keeping in line with the aesthetic values usually associated with Mac products.
As with all of Uniblue’s utility products, Machanic had to communicate value to the user in a progressive way. The main focus being on cleaning in order to gain space. The amount of freed up disk space had to be displayed in a scorecard format.
Machanic is aimed at users who:
- Are non-technical;
- Use their Mac regularly and save their files on the System drive;
- Have limited disk space and want to find ways to make the most of it.
UX Design artifacts
This project posed particularly challenging in terms of remote collaboration between the UX Designers and the Development team. Daily scrums were done over Skype and the project was documented through Atlassian's Jira and Confluence.
Herewith some of the artifacts created during the UX research and design phases: Early design concepts, prototypes, usability tests and final visual design concepts.