Case Study

A Sea-Change in UxD for Maritime Agencies

The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) is kept constantly busy, dealing with around 2,600 maritime emergencies a year. Their ability to detect and rapidly react to incidents at an early stage is crucial to saving lives.

To support their efforts, the IRCG needed a maritime information system that met the highest standards of user experience design (UxD). Critical Software designed Oversee to help the IRCG rapidly respond to maritime events by minimising cognitive load and enhancing the value of information about incidents.


  • The key challenges facing maritime authorities like the IRCG
  • An overview of Oversee’s maritime information system
  • How Oversee’s user experience and interface helps to shorten incident response times
  • How good UxD for critical systems can contribute to saving lives
a sea change in uxd for maritime agencies case study