Developing a Unique Complex User Interface From End-To-End

One of the most important aspects of product design is developing the user interface, which ultimately determines how users interact with your product. It’s a critically important design consideration that ensures users are able to understand and execute a device’s functionality.

Developing complex user interfaces can be an endeavor that’s even more challenging, combining multiple products and materials together for specific use cases. From backlighting to tactile feel, every new layer that adds complexity to the interface design requires careful and precise engineering to deliver responsive and reliable products.

JN White®’s expert engineers help our customers navigate the complex user interface manufacturing process. Whether it’s starting from a blueprint or a simple hand sketch, JN White® manages the entire production cycle from design to shipment, translating any ideas into an actionable design.

Our complex user interface  team begins by working with a manufacturer’s rudimentary sketches to designing the interface from scratch. Electrical, mechanical, and mechatronic engineering experts thoroughly experienced in manufacturing develop 3D models, reverse engineer parts, and design product packaging to prepare a product to be built.

In the 4-step prototyping phase, JN White®’s engineers assemble fully-functional parts and components of complex user interfaces for rigorous testing. The rapid prototyping of graphic overlays, membrane switch designs, and custom labels is our specialty.

JN White® also carries out the custom assembly  of complex user interface products, using modern manufacturing techniques to build final products with care and accuracy. From ESD shielding to membrane switch keypads, assembly and sub-panel assembly can be conducted repeatedly to exact specifications, ensuring final products consistently meet industry-specific tolerances. All products manufactured by JN White® are tested for 100% functionality using annually calibrated, computerized testing equipment .

As a single production cycle source, JN White® also handles product shipment and inventory management. Following lean manufacturing principles, our vendor managed inventory (VMI) program takes advantage of a tightened supply chain to efficiently manufacture products using reduced inventory and just-in-time (JIT) inventory management. With complete visibility and control over our live inventory, customers can enjoy shorter lead times and prompt delivery of any final product.

JN White® makes it easy to work with a single team throughout the production cycle of a complex user interface, reducing the cost and lead time of a full project. Since 1960, customers have trusted JN White®’s superior outcomes and effortless experience for projects of any size and scale. To streamline your complex user interface manufacturing process, reach out to for a free quote today .

Posted on May 28, 2020. Categorized as .

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JN White is an ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR-certified manufacturer of membrane switches, graphic overlays, and custom labels. All of our products are Made In The U.S.A. We specialize in the design and manufacture of complex graphic overlays, complex membrane switch keyboards, assembly and membrane switch testing. Our supporting products and services include: rapid prototyping; electronic shielding (ESD); backlighting (including addressable LEDs); design & development; vendor managed inventory (VMI); and medical device, UDI and UL label constructions. JN White works with global brands in the aerospace, medical device, medical instruments, industrial electronics, consumer appliance and defense (or military/DoD) industries. Made in America. Made in the U.S.