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For the last two years, I've been working for Cisco Systems User Experience Team. My primary role was to develop the look and feel for Cisco's Common User Interface. Currently, I'm putting the Cisco Standards into practice by deveoping new networking applications. The following page defines the "Why" and "What" of a standards development process. I've also included some work artifacts as a means to articulate what I do and how I do it.
Why a common UI?
A uniquely identifiable look and feel adds value to users in the many ways. Two primary reasons are:
What is the Common UI?
The Common User Interface Initiative resulted in a Cisco-branded visual and interaction language for Cisco's network management software applications. The vision for creating a common user interface is to drive up customer satisfaction by providing a transparent transition from one application to another. Cisco's Common UI is currently producing consistency, familiarity, and unify branding across all Cisco products.
The elements of the common user interface include:
1- A Cisco specific visual language and color palette
2- Cisco specific custom widgets for:
Cisco Work Samples:
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