Lead Designer

by Studio Red

Gyros Protein Technologies’ automated peptide synthesis platform enables scientists to accelerate the discovery, development, and manufacturing of safer biotherapeutics. Their software, called PurePep Chorus now features a one-of-a-kind keyboard, which is used partially for typing, but has various modes for inputting their data. While there is one QWERTY Keyboard, there are various other keyboards in which each key represents a scientific process or chemical. Rather than filling the screen with icons users can simply change the keyboard much like one would change a keyboard language, significantly simplifying the UX. The software design also allows the keyboard to be pulled up in any screen, not just when typing was necessary. Another innovative update we made was in redesigning the menu. Previously, when in the menu, the user had no clues as to where in the process they were. We changed this so that as you move through the processes, you move through the menu sequentially. Previously the menu was located on the bottom of the page with improper hierarchy, so in the new user interface design, we followed the best hierarchy practice by moving it to the top. As this device has its screen integrated onto the device, instead of on a separate computer screen, we had more power to control the final look and feel of the software and had the opportunity to integrate the UX into the hardware design. Previously, Gyros only used text as UI touch-points, but we wanted to feature unique and distinguishable icons to make it easier for people to quickly recognize the main process buttons. Icons help people choose and remember actions faster than text only does. A new progress bar is now displayed prominently to make status feedback clear to the user. We also added many icons. We want to make navigating easier for...


Silver in Apps 2020

Silver in Digital Tools and Utilities 2020

Silver in UX, Interface & Navigation 2020

Created by:

Design Director

Allen Wilson

Design Company

Studio Red


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Gyros Protein

Design Team

Soyun Sophie Kim