Visual Design for APT-COM 4


IndustrySimulation chambers for laboratories

CompletionJuly 2019

ServiceInterface Design, Color branding, Layout, Typography

The family-owned company BINDER specializes in the manufacture of various simulation chambers, such as heating chambers, growth chambers and cooling incubators. As the world market leader, the Tuttlingen-based company supplies scientific and industrial laboratories worldwide.


With the APT-COM 4 software, BINDER has launched a multi-management software on the market, with which up to 100 simulation chambers can be centrally monitored and managed.

After the internal development of the screen content for the enterprise software, the design skills of the UI/UX design team from BUSSE Design+Engineering were called in to give the newly created user interface a visual polish in terms of color design, layout and typography. In this context, various drafts were created, a direction was defined together with BINDER and rolled out to the overall system.

The focus during the visual revision of the screens was on the central view of the devices and their measured values. This information had to be visually prepared and brought into a uniform order. The operator should be able to find and evaluate the contents quickly. In terms of the corporate design, the colour scheme was based on different shades of grey. In the login screen, the red controller triangle familiar to BINDER was used to create a link between the device design and the software.

The appearance of the graphs was modified and differentiated in color for the graphic display of the various measured values, and optionally marked with warnings and notes. Especially when combining several measured values, it was important that they were clearly separated from each other.

We are pleased that BINDER is successful on the market with the Multi Management Software APT-COM 4 and that we were able to provide support in the final phase of development.


Evamaria Plehn
Project manager UI / UX
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