Designing for
predictive analytics


Predictive analytics software mines historical data and employs advanced analytics and modeling techniques to determine patterns and trends that can predict future scenarios. This helps identify risks, opportunities, and outcomes.

  • Identify problems rapidly
  • Discover root causes
  • Improve asset performance
  • Accelerate production
  • Optimize operations and reduce costs
  • Mitigate risk

Understand the activities and needs of different users.
Conduct validation alongside SMEs and end-users.
Drive design from wireframes to polished designs.


An expensive and time-consuming model-building experience.


We had an opportunity to prevent catastrophic repair costs for GE and customer downtime.

Example: Emerging failure pattern observed in turbine blades and a new model is needed to prevent catastrophic repair costs and customer downtime.


As the lead designer, I conducted a user research study (online questionnaire / usability test) and led a participatory design session with a team of expert and non-expert data scientists from Aviation, Transportation, Healthcare.

I also created a UX research and design report outlining best-practices and opportunities which informed the interaction and visual design direction.


A simplified user experience that leverages industrial AI and machine learning to improve operations and reduce costs.

  • POC evaluation
  • User survey
  • Observation sheet
  • Research protocol
  • UX research and design report
Translating sketches into wireframes.

Final design showcasing "Getting started" landing page.

Sketches from participatory design session.

Translating sketches into wireframes.

Final design showcasing models landing page.

Translating sketches into wireframes.

Final design showcasing building a model.

Contributing to the Predix Design System.


"The first thing you'll notice about Hugo is his calm and welcoming demeanor - you'll automatically gain a sense of comfort if you are placed on a project with him. From the interactions I've had with him while at GE, I can say that I've trusted him to greatly influence my design and strategy.

And if there was ever a moment where we might disagree, he is excellent at listening and working out a well-substantiated compromise. Working with Hugo is a prime example of an egoless collaborator and the kind of person you want on your team when things get chaotic."