INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / PACKAGING DESIGN / GRAPHIC DESIGN

Convexa

Elimiating the WiFi deadzone at home is becoming popular in modern networking technologies. Convexa is equipped with Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON (Self-Organizing Network) mesh technology to deliver robust and consistent connectivity to your entire space. Multiple units are required to extend the Wi-Fi network throughout your space. We launched Convexa-B (GL-B1300) on Amazon shortly in 2018, and then Convexa-S (GL-S1300) home routers in 2019.

Router

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, a prototype is worth a thousand meetings."

by Quinn Huffstetler, Prototyping: the lost art of Industrial Design



"...On the top front, you can see 3 LEDs that indicate, power, mesh status, and WiFi operation. They’re very discreet and aren’t going to light up your room and distract you with their flashing."

by Ian Lim, product reviewer on the-gadgeteer.com

As a product designer, I noticed that users have little interests in the flashing lights of the product once they set up the router. Most of them find it is annoying to recive constant light polution from the router they placed at home. However, developers wants to have clear vision of the lights when they delopy their program with the routers. To solve this, I hide the lights in the gap to avoid light polution but still give clear vistion for users who needs light indicators. What is more, we allow users to turn off the lights in the admin panel.




GL.iNet Convexa router

The package design of the Convexa-S and Convexa-B routers

How to Set up Mesh Network

Mesh Network


"...Overall mesh networking certainly goes a long way to giving you a relatively simple setup process, and a good unified platform to manage your WiFi and its devices while increasing your WiFi coverage."

by Ian Lim, product reviewer on the-gadgeteer.com

Honestly, the current mesh interface is complicated for general users. However, the improvement of the user experience for Convexa Mesh routers is not the end. Our product team constanly gathers user feedbacks to develop a user-friendly app. The mesh deployment featuer will ba added to current GL.iNet app shortly.





"One of the best sources for user-generated content is an unforgettable unboxing experience."

by thegood.com

The unboxing is the act of opening a package and showing the world what’s inside, therefore, it's very important in user experience of consumer products. When I designed the packaging, I was thinking of how to make users enjoy the ownership of Slate router. A mysterious dark box wrapping with irregular shaped belly-band is the final packging design for Slate router. I worked with the junior design to simpify the setup guide by starting with "Let's get started“. Many users enjoyed the unboxing and shared on social media with photos.