Imagine a scorching day, as you return home from work, the front door effortlessly unlocks itself. Stepping inside, you find the lights illuminating the house, creating a cozy ambience with a comfortable indoor temperature. While you sit down for dinner in the dining room, the bath fills up with hot water, ready to offer you a tranquil and rejuvenating soak right after your meal. In the bedroom, the curtains automatically adjust throughout the day, opening to greet the morning sun and closing at nightfall. As you lie on your bed, engrossed in a book, you can effortlessly prepare for a restful night’s sleep with just a single smartphone command that turns off the lights. Simultaneously, you have the power to control the lights and air conditioners in other rooms, eliminating any inconvenience when it’s time to rest.
Typically, a dwelling requires more than just comfort-focused activities. Upon arriving home, you rummage through your bag for keys to unlock the front door, adjust the air conditioner to counter the heat, and manually fill the bathtub with warm water. To retire for the night, you must remember to turn off lights and air conditioners in each room, ensuring doors and windows are secured. Opening curtains in the morning and closing them at night also falls under your responsibility. A multitude of “little tasks” demand attention for everyday survival. But what if these laborious duties could be streamlined and automated through a single smartphone? Liberated from trivial hassles, you can truly devote yourself to the activities you cherish within your home. This represents a remarkable enhancement in user experience (UX) that transcends the domination of “things” and prioritizes the needs of individuals.
We have envisioned the UX/UI design for a smart home app capable of achieving this extraordinary level of convenience.