What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the web page?
Our current site contains an interactive interface for designing quantum optical circuits. The user can drag various gates onto a sequence of lines representing light beams from different lasers.
We are looking to evolve the design of our page while keeping the core functionality. Successful designs will have a fresh, clean and hi-tech feel but will maintain the current minimalist presentation.
Designers can provide input on both (1) the surrounding layout and style of the page, and (2) the style and function of the interface system. Changes to the interface system should be to improve the user experience and should not fundamentally alter the system, see below for further details.
We will consider contracting the winning designer to further implement their design by coding it into our website.
The page should prominently feature the interface system surrounded by a high quality minimalist design with plenty of white space.
What to avoid
Please do not suggest fundamental alterations to the interface system. The system must retain its core function and changes must be to improve the user experience. The system must retain the following features:
- A main panel to design the circuit
- A method to access quantum gates, which can be dragged and dropped onto the circuit
- A method to access settings
- A method to access and save/load pre-existing circuits
- An area to display the outputs such as "Quadratures", see screenshots for further details
- A method to alter gate parameters
Designers are welcome to suggest implementations of a help system to explain the interface to the user, and can also bear in mind the appearance of the site on mobile devices - although this is not of major importance.
Our company name is Xanadu (logo attached), this may be included in the design. The interface is called Rumours. Our main website can be found here http://xanadu.ai/ and is currently under development.
Feel free to play about with the interface system to get a feel for our page. We also attach screenshots displaying some of the additional functionality of our interface. Feedback on these elements is welcome.
Don't hesitate to send a message with any questions you have. We are looking forward to seeing your designs!