How would you redesign the UPS package scanner?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by trubin, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. trubin

    trubin New Member

    Hi all,

    I am an industrial design student and have been tasked with designing a barcode scanner. I have decided to redesign the handheld scanner you guys and gals use daily when out delivering and picking-up packages. I am probably going with some sort of body-mounted device and am leaning towards a light-weight, touchscreen, fore-arm mounted scanner. I am also considering integrating an RFID scanner to scan multiple boxes at once without the need for direct line-of-sight with all labels.

    I am looking for some input from those of you who use the current scanners: what you like, what you don't like, aspects of the physical design as well as the software that you think could be better. Is it too big/small? Too heavy? Are the physical buttons you use to input information a good size? Is it durable? What's the battery-life like? Any ergonomic issues (how does it feel in your hand)? Is it nice to look at, or ugly? Are they harder to use if you're left-handed? Are there different models of scanners that are used in different regions?

    Any information you can share will be very helpful.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    Industrial Spy............?
  3. Gumby

    Gumby *

    A two year old could have come up with a better design for DIAD V! how much do they pay these. I E guys to be idiots???
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    This was the big IE project just before designing the diad 5....naming crayons....lmao
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Thats not a picture of 5 monkeys in a jerk circle!
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I don't have pics of them peeling bananas on their lunch
  7. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    Think ofthemost logical layout that would help us daily, then do the exact opposite.
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I don't know??
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    What would make the diad easier to use? the poor placement of buttons............mainly the signature know the one that was in a bad place in diad 4....................oh wait it didnt work in diad 4. ....lets put it in the same place in Diad V!
  10. BrownTurtle

    BrownTurtle New Member

    Need a button to push on the diad to start our trucks instead of having the stupid push button remote hanging from our pants.
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Does anyone else always deliver to room 3???
  12. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Atleast 10 times a
  13. BrownSmoke

    BrownSmoke New Member

    QWERTY keyboard would be huge.
  14. tre305

    tre305 Member

    Lol we JUST got new GSS scanners that can now scan the bullseye as Well as the barcode.
  15. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    RF scanning and voice controlled diads, and most important more flexibility for driver to customize button placement, like where the sig buttons go.
  16. jaker

    jaker trolling

    They should have got the 2 year olds for designing Orion
  17. ocnewguy

    ocnewguy Member

    like thispredator-laser-sight.jpg
  18. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    .... so I'm like, that's some funny :censored2: right there
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    1-Big print mode! Give the option regular or larger.

    2- Big arrow down. In Diad 4, one could scan, then double down on big arrow to go right into driver release screen. Can't do that on the 5.

    ​3- Improve the strap. They are not holding up.
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Uses DNA to sign you in.