Our Work

Interactive product catalog mobile application

Hubbell Inc. is a $4.5B global manufacturer of electrical and electronic products for construction, industrial and utility applications. Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) sells more than 230,000 different electrical products. Customers of Hubbell Power Systems needed an easy way to search and configure products. Hubble Power reached out to Digital Scientists to create that solution, an easy-to-use product search application called HPS Select for both iPhone and Android users.

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The challenge

Hubbell Power needed a single way for users to search and find product information. We developed a single view of all products in spite of many different brands and sources of product data. This single view included detailed product specifications, line drawings and images for 200,000+ products.

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What we did

HPS defined a new product taxonomy and new product groupings to improve search and navigation. Products are searchable by name, category and product facet. HPS Select includes a competitor cross-reference search, which is multi-brand, part-equivalency matching. Users are also able to create, save, and share lists of parts (e.g., bills of materials).

HPS Select is a single application that is available as a mobile app and as a mobile/desktop website. Hubbell Power extended HPS Select to include two product configurator tools. We redesigned existing offline configurators to function as online tools.

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Engagements

  • iOS & Android development
  • UX design
  • Development




Technology Stack

  • Ionic framework
  • AngularJS framework
  • Apache Cordova
  • Crosswalk multi-version compatibility testing




Experiences Delivered

  • Digital strategy
  • Hybrid app development
  • iPad application development

Part selector and details

View detailed part information, for thousands of application-specific parts.

Use the slider while on the top of the view to narrow your part selection within the selected category, then filter by type.

Additional part details are available from a product pane. Collapse the pane to browse additional parts.

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Easily search, filter and find the right part

Search or browse product across all industry markets, or use a Connector Selector to find the right part for the job.

Connector Selector allows you to filter parts by application, size, type, and fitting. It’s easy to select just the right part.

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Configurator

A primary use case for the Hubbell app is to give power-line maintenance operators access to parts on the job site. We’ve made it easy to search, choose the right part, save-to-list, and order on mobile.

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Outcome

HPS Select was created to give users a single point of access to Hubbell Power Systems’ broad set of product data. The improved user experience has made HPS Select popular with specifying engineers, application engineers and Hubbell Power Systems’ own customer support team. Users appreciate the improved speed of product search as well as access to online configuration and list building tools.

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