This was a project that merged to existing products, a VPN product and a WIFI network product into one. The idea was hidden the complexity of network and VPN management and present a simpler, more task oriented abstraction to the user.
I was the lead UX designer, managing a visual designer, usability specialist and a prototyper.
A paper describing the design was presented at CHIMIT 2010.
Some design principles which were developed in conjunction with the product stakeholders and used to drive the design...
The prototype shows the taskbar tool/icon and the control panel. The control panel is not visible to the user; it allows the usability engineer to set up various scenarios for testing with users.