ENGIE Eps requested a dashboard to showcase their data about the utilization of their electric plants all around the world.
ENGIE Eps deals with utility and microgrid scaled containerized energy storage systems. The company projects and develops cutting-edge industrial energy solutions and maintains all research, development, and production departments in Italy.
Our client requested a dashboard to showcase their data about the utilization of their electric plants.
We proposed a webapp to read in real time data from plants all over the world. Data are aggregated, showcased and eventually expressed according to users’ needed reports.
We started by defining ENGIE Eps target personas. We then defined information architecture and user flows. Thanks to wireframes and navigable prototype we managed to create a modular structure to contain all necessary information depending on users’ categories.
The winning strategy was tackling one feature at a time and going through pro and con analysis, prototyping, development and testing. During the project stage we kept constant communication between our development and ENGIE’s.
We always strive to realize apps whose graphic design helps people reach their goals. For this reason we opted for design choices aimed at ensuring the highest readability even in case of small fonts.
To build the dashboard we used React for front-end, Symfony for back-end, and MySQL. The plants data collection and normalization system is based on Logstash (import and normalization) and InfluxDB (storage, real-time aggregation, interface). The application backend Symfony provides time-series from InfluxDB and data from MySQL through GraphQL services.
Furthermore, React helped us carry out an entirely custom back-office development.
The client is satisfied. Part of the project’s success is due to the choice to use for the whole collaboration the Agile methodology, thus allowing the client to feel part of the team throughout the whole working process.