How might we make interaction with a home climate system more intuitive?

 

As we are entering the era of smart, connected homes, mobile technology is opening up entirely new paradigms of interaction with home-climate systems.Vaillant asked studiomem to define and develop what a new, intuitive and elegant controlling device would look like and how it would work, in order to replace a number of their existing products. To develop a controlling device that answers the needs of its users, we studied the behaviour of targeted homeowners. We analyzed different daily and weekly routines of homeowners, as well as the exceptions (e.g.

As we are entering the era of smart, connected homes, mobile technology is opening up entirely new paradigms of interaction with home-climate systems.Vaillant asked studiomem to define and develop what a new, intuitive and elegant controlling device would look like and how it would work, in order to replace a number of their existing products. To develop a controlling device that answers the needs of its users, we studied the behaviour of targeted homeowners. We analyzed different daily and weekly routines of homeowners, as well as the exceptions (e.g. spontaneous absences/vacations) to create a basis for programming climate schedules. The final result is called multiMATIC, a new home comfort control-app based on the “Profiles“ concept we developed. 

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