Asset Library for AutoCAD
Design A feature in AutoCAD that leverages machine learning to help users find existing content more effectively.
AutoCAD is the most ubiquitous Computer-Aided design(CAD) software. It is basically a drawing tool that helps people create 2D and 3D graphics.
Internship project at Autodesk
My work: Design and prototype the solutions, test them with AutoCAD customers.
How can we reuse content in AutoCAD more effectively?
When users reuse content from previous files, they always have a hard time finding the content they need.
Design Goal & Ideation
How can we help users reuse previous content more effectively?
After clearly defining our target users, our design goal is to aid AutoCAD users – like Stewart – to reuse they know they’ve made before but cannot find.
1. Understand the problem
In order to understand the pervasiveness of each problem and gather some more information about the facets of each problem, we sent out the survey to AutoCAD customers and get more than 400+ respondents.
We prioritized the problems we wanted to solve and narrow down our focus on pulling content from shared library.
2. Sketch ideas
3. Make decision
Reorganize users library
Automatically label items when adding content
Enable users to search for content
5. User Testing
Tested a prototype with 6 subjects at 3 companies(Architecture, Civil Engineering, AV systems )
Product Development Cycle
How can we further develop our idea?
In order to leverage the user feedback we got to further develop our idea, we planned 3 cycles of Scrum cycle and refined our prototype by more user testing and interview.
The final demo allows users to easily migrate their existing content to the library, and categorize them through machine learning algorithm and search content by text easily.
Integrated final Demo
*Due to confidentiality reasons, only thumbnails of those prototypes can be presented.