User interface design for Streumaster

ClientStreumaster Maschinenbau GmbH

IndustrySpreading machinery

CompletionApril 2017

ServiceScreen design, Icon design

At the end of February, Streumaster Maschinenbau GmbH presented the redesigned interface design of its spreaders at the Sima in Paris. Together with BUSSE Design+Engineering GmbH the existing user interface design and icons were revised.

Streumaster Maschinenbau GmbH has been manufacturing first-class spreaders for the agricultural and construction industries since 1967. They are the world’s leading manufacturer of binding agent spreaders.

The spreaders are based on an ISOBUS control system, which enables the user to control agricultural attachments of any kind, even those from different manufacturers. Together with Streumaster, BUSSE has redesigned the user interface. The existing operating concept was retained. The different types of spreaders are highlighted by the presentation using detailed renderings. Direct visualization of the sub-functions ensures that the user is transparently informed about the status of the machine during operation.  The existing image contents were replaced by newly designed icons and support a clear and safe operation.

An ISOBUS control system, a standard for machines in the agricultural sector, works with web-safe colors, which is why the user interface design refers to a color palette that only includes 216 colors. This means that, for example, gradients cannot be displayed correctly, as more colour gradations should be available. For this reason, Streumaster and BUSSE have placed a lot of emphasis on the 3D representations of the spreader types as well as icons, in order to avoid visual disadvantages despite the small colour range.


Oliver Skrabl
Project manager UI / UX
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