NVIDIA® SLI® & PhysX®

Desktop UI Usability

SLI technology intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs).

PhysX technology is a physics simulation engine that adds an element of realism to games, providing dynamic effects like blazing explosions, reactive debris, realistic water, and lifelike characters.

My Role

User Study & Requirements

  • Identifying target users & needs
  • Surveys, contextual inquiries, on-site visits, persona
  • Gathering technical requirements & feasibility
  • Understanding business goals
  • Alignment & dependencies with rest of the product

Persona

Brainstorming & Conceptual Design

1. Configuration Options

2. System Setup

Enumerating possible setup and preferred configurations.
Graphical representation of the system for showing the preview so users know before they commit to any change.

 

Design

1. Configuration Options

2. System Setup

User Interface

  • Produced UI layout specifications
  • Provided interaction details, including keyboard navigation
  • Defined flow for each of the presets
  • Documentated all the resources, UI Text, Images, Icons etc.
  • Worked with UI Engineers to implement the interface
  • Helped engineering team to design the desired behavior
  • Supported QA in defining test plans and configurations
  • Helped technical writer to write the help

In-game Visual Indicators

For power users and troubleshooting.
Shows the status of SLI and PhysX while the game is running.



 

Product Reviews


PhysX demo - observe the flying debris, smoke, things moved by wind etc.