Epistemy

The challenge

Epistemy are a startup, based in Edinburgh, who produce software for use in the oil & gas industry. Epistemy utilise a set of stochastic optimisation algorithms to help reservoir engineers develop an understanding of the error within their reservoir models through a process called history matching.

This understanding can then help improve their assessments leading to more stable forecasting as well as creating a good foundation from which they can explore further development of the field.

Given the highly complex and technical nature of the software, it was essential to the team that the data be manipulated and presented in the most intuitive way possible. This would enable their users to more rapidly identify patterns and trends, allowing them to rapidly derive insight and benefit from the data.

Oil rig out at sea

What we did

User Vision supported Epistemy over a number of months by providing expert design advice at key points in the development of the interface, working with the team there to feedback on design concepts as they were produced.

The Outcome

User Vision’s advice, based on our consultants’ extensive knowledge of cognitive psychology and UI design, combined with Epistemy’s extensive industry knowledge and development experience, enabled the production of an interface that was effective and efficient for the target users.

 

What our client said

User Vision’s extensive expertise in user interaction design gave us the insights that enabled us, from the very early design phase, to make the configuration of complex mathematical algorithms simple to follow for the user.

They also worked with us to solve the problem of presenting large amounts of high-dimensional data to our users in a clear, concise and meaningful way.

This focus, especially so early in our design phase, has enabled us to build a product that users have repeatedly described as powerful, yet simple to use and clutter-free.

Epistemy, Co-Founder & Software Leader

Epistemy

User Vision’s extensive expertise in user interaction design … has enabled us to build a product that users have repeatedly described as powerful, yet simple to use and clutter free.

Epistemy, Co-Founder & Software Leader

Epistemy

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