URSA Mini

Lead DesignerMatt Dowling
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Prize(s)3rd Place in Multimedia / Interface Design
Entry Description

The URSA Mini OS is a firmware upgrade for the URSA Mini camera that pushes the boundaries of usability and innovation in the TV and Film industry. Carefully designed functionality and visual language combine to provide something unique in that space: A clear, fluent and enjoyable user experience.


We paid careful attention to creating a user interface with a visual language that prioritised clarity, understanding and pattern recognition.

The chosen typeface is optimised for the screen: Even strokes, large counters and consistent rhythm ensures high levels of readability at a number of sizes and weights.

A modular based menu system reduces comprehension and selection time and allows for future scalability.

The color scheme is restrained yet distinct. It provides a high level of contrast in all lighting conditions while being subtle enough to not induce operator fatigue.

Icons are crafted to be strong, unambiguous and easy to recognise both individually and as a family.