UX Perceptive Apps

What are Perceptive apps? A Perceptive app refers to an advanced type of UX application that is designed, developed, and delivered exclusively by our IBM® TRIRIGA® software team.

Our TRIRIGA-built Perceptive apps enable you to "more easily meet business requirements with an intuitive user interface, compatibility with touch interfaces, and improved performance". Also, part of this means that instead of tying forms to "things" like people and locations, views are tied to "actions" like creating and submitting requests. Here are the Perceptive apps that were built upon our UX framework.


I. How are Perceptive apps different from our other apps?

Before we take a peek at the UX apps and tools, let's take a moment to refresh our memories once again, reinforce a few definitions, and introduce another one. Even now, you might still be wondering: "What are Perceptive apps?" Hopefully, the following distinctions will make sense.

  • UX framework: Used generically as our "user experience" (UX) application framework, or more specifically as our IBM TRIRIGA UX Framework for Perceptive Applications, this term refers to our MVC-based approach for UX applications. The model-view-controller (MVC) approach separates the application into three components or layers: the model, view, and controller. The view layer is built upon the Polymer library of reusable web components.
  • UX application (or app): During the app-designing process, this term refers to the application metadata that pulls together related model metadata and view metadata in the MVC-based approach, all of which are built upon our UX framework. The model metadata defines the data sources which retrieve the data and trigger the business logic, while the view metadata defines the HTML components which render the interfaces.
  • Perceptive application (or app): This term refers to an advanced type of UX application that is designed, developed, and delivered exclusively by our IBM TRIRIGA software team. Built upon the Polymer library of reusable web components, Perceptive applications enable organizations to more easily meet business requirements with an intuitive user interface, compatibility with touch interfaces, and improved performance.
  • Foundation application: This term refers to our familiar form-based type of IBM TRIRIGA application that is built upon our foundation IBM TRIRIGA application platform.

In other words, if you built and extended your first UX apps by following the examples and exercises in my earlier articles, those wouldn't be called "Perceptive" apps. I'd call them custom UX apps, but not "Perceptive" apps. By comparison, the following Space apps would qualify as full-fledged TRIRIGA-built "Perceptive" apps. Are you ready to take a peek?

II. Space Apps (10.5.0)

  • Space Assessment App: Create an assessment for a floor plan, select a space, add or remove people or assets from that space, and move on to the next space.
  • Space Management App: Review completed assessments, accept or reject any suggested (add or remove) actions for a space, and move on to the next space.
  • Stacking App ( Create a stacking plan, select buildings and floors, rearrange space demand versus supply, and save your plan.
    • Stacking & SFP ( Add or introduce new stacking data into your existing SFP process.
    • Stacking Enhancements (10.7.0, YouTube): Add contact roles, select edit mode, and export planning move items.
  • Building Insights App (2020): Understand occupancy trends and anomalies to identify underperforming space by using near real-time data from existing infrastructure.

III. Move Apps (10.5.2)

  • Move Me App: Create an individual move request, search when or where you want to move, select an available room, and submit the request.
  • Group Move App: Create a group move request, search whom and what items to move, select where and when you want to move them, and submit the request.

IV. Workplace Services Apps (10.5.3)

  • Workplace Services Portal: Access the Service Request app, Room Reservation app, or Move Me app, and create a service request, reservation, or move request, respectively.
  • Service Request App: Create a service request, select a request category, add details and comments to that request, and submit the request.
  • Room Reservation App: Make a reservation, add rooms or equipment to that reservation, add room service orders if needed, and move on to the next reservation.
  • Locate App (10.6.0): Look for people including employees, and look for rooms including meeting spaces, workspaces, and other key rooms such as printing rooms or restrooms.
  • Room Search Add-in for Outlook (10.6.1): Look for available meeting rooms, add one or more rooms to your meeting invitation, and move on to the next invitation.

V. Work Task Management Apps (10.6.0)

  • Work Task Services Portal: Access the Work Task app or Service Request app, and create a work task or service request, respectively.
  • Work Task App: View or create a work task, perform the task, add details and comments to that task, and complete the task.
    • Offline Mode: Enable the offline experience that is available through the Service Worker API.
    • BIM View: Gain a more interactive 3D experience when you look for rooms or assets within your building.
    • Work Task Enhancements (10.7.0, YouTube): Add assets via text search, bar code, and QR code.
  • Work Planner App ( View a list of work tasks, assign one or more tasks to one or more people, and edit the assignments.