CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2017
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University



The Whirlpool Corporation is the number one manufacturer of major appliances in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales in some 170 countries around the world.

Whirlpool sells commercial laundry equipment to a number of trade partners including apartment complexes, laundromats, hotels, hospitals and more, which creates a large global fleet of appliances.

Whirlpool’s commercial laundromat equipment is connected to the Internet via a black box called the MC360, which enables Whirlpool to gather data from all of this equipment from all over the world in real-time.

Our Commercial Laundry Dashboard provides Whirlpool administrators with the ability to view the collective data from all of their machines. Our intuitive visual interface enables them to monitor the equipment of their trade partners and alert them to potential problems through the use of push notifications.

Users can customize their dashboard by adding and removing visual features, filtering among various options, and switching between the dashboard and an interactive map of their trade partner locations.

In addition, users can organize important data by creating custom dashboards where static filters are set.

Our Commercial Laundry Dashboard runs on Apple (iOS) devices, on Google Android devices and in modern web browsers. It is developed using Google App Engine, Cordova Ionic, Flask, D3.js and PostgreSQL.