Before it was integrated into Homestyler, the Autodesk 3D rendering technology used for realistic snapshots was developed as an offering to suppliers of building equipment, such as appliances and countertops. We explored partnerships with a number of vendors as a possible way to expand Autodesk's portfolio of businesses. The examples below show that there are many creative ways to present new technology, and build relationships with other companies in the process.
I developed a concept for Caesarstone to integrate the rendering technology to show people how their various products would look in a realistic image. The idea was that people could click on any of the finishes and see them reflected in the sample kitchen.
For Eskandari Stone, I created a similar experience design and working prototype, but it was a bigger challenge since there are hundreds of styles to choose from. Therefore, I tested many different sorting and filtering options, and this one tested the best.
For Jenn-Air, a manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances, I specified the design for a microsite to help them show off their appliance lines and finishes in a realistic environment. This implementation also allowed people to change the colors of walls, floors and counters, and view the sample kitchens from different angles.
For Dacor, a manufacturer of high-end kitchen appliances, I specified the design of an entirely new section of their website, to show what different models would look in a couple of different kitchens. This implementation had all the capabilities of the Jenn-Air microsite, and added the option to create a custom kitchen with mix-and-match finish options for each appliance. Here is a page from the spec for that UX design.