BlueCoat Sky UI
- show improvements in various areas of the software to retain loyalty of existing install base.
- utilize existing knowledge base of former Packeteer’s UI team which never came through to the next management level.
- apply the latest technologies to GUI development.
- enhance the traffic classification capabilities of the PacketShaper.
I took a leadership of this project, and not only designed but also developed the band new UI on Adobe Flex. I completely owned the visual design, layout, graphical assets, and UX, making sure it’s simple and easy to use. We showed the prototypes to our client, and received a very positive acceptance.
A new Adobe Flex-based UI for the PacketShaper device line was a modern alternative to the legacy UI.
This project gathered together practically all Flex code written for the PacketShaper by UI engineering team: statistical graphing, new version of QoS (policy manager), and VoIP console. We made a special accent on VoIP traffic, and added a network traffic classification based on type of VoIP codec, which was a brand new feature.
I also programmed front-end, due to Flex framework offered a rapid development cycle, being a lead UI developer for this project.
The company decided to name this UI a “Sky UI”. It was a breakthrough, because this new UI not only improved usability, but also offered a robust functionality, which didn’t exist in UI, and was accessible only through CLI commands in command line.The screenshots:
The marketing team even made this video: