Embedded GUI Development Software

Storyboard’s collaborative environment encourages embedded GUI designers to create their best UI experience while enabling developers to validate and perfect at the same time

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User and future friendly embedded GUI development solutions

The goal of embedded GUI design / development is to create an interface that is intuitive, clean, and helps products stand out from the competition. Design elements are more effective if they are given thoughtful touches that align with the end users' interests and needs. 

Having the right GUI design tools at your disposal is critical to ensuring an optimized user experience, on anything from a widespread consumer appliance to an extremely niche medical tool. Dedicated platforms such as Crank AMETEK's Storyboard enable the construction of future-friendly designs, ensuring you have a highly marketable and effective GUI.

Own the GUI design

Imagine the possibilities if the UI/UX design was able to become the building block for GUI application development.

Storyboard's unique parallel workflow allows designers to be focused on perfecting the UI/UX design, while their software developer colleagues continue to work on the backend integration at the same time.

This collaborative environment encourages UI designers to own their design by iterating when required without impacting the work being done by software developers. The result is a faster time-to-market, without ever having compromised the integrity of the intended design.


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Own the design

Design compelling experiences

Creating compelling embedded GUI experiences demands diving beneath the surface level, getting to know your target demographic, and comparing against older designs to see where there is room for improvement.

Tools such as Storyboard can help you refine your UI/UX focus while harnessing the full potential of GPU and CPU processing power for high-resolution 2D and 3D graphical elements. With Storyboard, you can even start with a digital sketch created in the design tool of your choice, export it as needed, and create a compelling animated GUI with just a few clicks of your mouse.

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Designing compelling elements

Optimize for performance

Whether creating a proof of concept or prepping the project for launch, you shouldn’t hesitate to test and validate the performance of every single element. It helps keeps code cleaner and helps minimize complications down the road.

Storyboard makes it easy to incorporate UI testing and validation into the embedded development workflow. Enabling the fine-tuning of UI performance while enhancing the overall customer experience. 

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Best practices for your next GUI design

We partnered with our friends at Fresh Consulting to bring you the top 10 best practices to keep in mind when designing a graphical user interface. While end consumers' expectations are constantly changing and evolving, there are some key pieces that will ensure your design delivers a positive ROI while also meeting strict deadlines.




Embedded GUI design success story

For our luxury automotive and motorhome client, the demand for a modern and rich embedded GUI meant finding a development tool that made UI applications easily adaptable by team members, fit into their current work processes, and helped them get their client projects to market faster. 

The challenge? Our client had done nothing with graphics let alone graphical clusters. That’s where our custom GUI design team was able to step in.

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Embedded GUI design success story

Related resources

Check out these related design and development resources to help get your creative GUI juices flowing.


  • What is an embedded GUI development software?

    Embedded GUI design software helps user experience (UX) designers and embedded systems developers create visual, auditory, and physical control elements that enable users to interact with their devices.


    Through the design process, these tools support UX experts in the creation of interface elements and behaviors that allow users to interact with products, combining aspects of human psychology, user research, design principles, and technology expertise. For developers, these tools provide an integrated development environment that supports the implementation of design elements and workflows on real hardware, including coding, testing, and performance optimization.


    For modern user interfaces, GUI design software that supports designers and developers working together to create vivid, graphics-rich elements is better able to achieve the smartphone-like experiences that consumers crave.

  • Why is GUI design and development software useful?

    GUI design software, like Storyboard, supports the creation of rich, vivid, and intuitive UI/UX without having to manually develop code for every element or perform extensive integration activities on the target hardware.

    These software tools also reduce the time and effort required for creating embedded products by providing a workflow where designers and developers can work together to create GUIs faster without compromising design integrity or GUI performance.

  • Why use Crank’s GUI design software?

    Crank's Storyboard is built by a team of embedded UI experts that understand the importance of UI/UX design and development and is trusted by major household brands across multiple industries.

    Storyboard helps product teams to develop and iterate around application design to enhance the product UX with ease, resulting in sophisticated GUIs that deliver exceptional user experiences.

  • How do you design and develop a GUI?

    The GUI design process uses research and testing to drive design decisions. Through tools such as Photoshop and Sketch, GUI designs are refined to the point where they can be implemented in code. 

    For embedded systems, GUI design software such as Storyboard supports the development, testing, and deployment of UI applications onto target hardware, ensuring an alignment between design intent and the realities of platform features and performance can match user needs and expectations. 

Put your GUI design into motion

See all the different things designers can do in our featured on-demand webinar recording, Putting your GUI in Motion: Using Animations in Storyboard.

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