Smart Home app
August 20-22, 2019
Duration 3 days
Role Concept Designer
It was a 3 days' assignment test in order to check creativity and concept skills.
Design a mobile app UI that lets you control:
➔ Lights on/off, intensity, colour
➔ Temperature on/off
➔ Curtains open/close
➔ A made-up smart home functionality of your choosing (the sky's the limit; forget technical feasibility)
Smart devices with their own names living theirs smart lives in your smart house. Soulful objects trying to improve human life working and living in cooperation.
Initially, I came up with raw ideas of transforming 4 required functions into 4 visually distinctive elements.
Patterns I started with were: 4 corners in a room – 4-side rotating element (like a Rubik's cube), a solar system of smart objects, trendy rotating UI controls (hey, dribbble), pattern recognition bot, typography variations (designer's special), real objects in "habitat".
I brainstormed devices states, which I'd wish to cover in my project and created a simple ecosystem of options. My imaginary function was pet control, however, I believe it's rather feasible.
Then I came up with a possible scenario:
Now Hero is in his room with a cat named Wendy, enjoying a movie as he usually does on Thursday night. During this he'd like to take a short break and make a cup of tea, he plans to go to sleep right after the movie ends, but not later than 00:10.
Building a case:
NOW (my room: MOVIE NIGHT; other rooms: default) ➔ NEXT (all rooms: TEA, TOILET)
NEXT PLANNED (all rooms: SLEEP; timer: 00:10) ➔ EDIT, ADD
RECENT (HISTORY, SAVE TO SCHEDULE)
Immediate control of all smart devices by typing-in any command, you can get information about syntax by clicking the icon on the right. Can be improved with voice control.
@ambie turnoff //turns off the light named Ambie
@wendy move(myroom) //moves Wendy cat to My room
@jay ? //returns a current state of curtains named Jay