Most home automation systems requires users to control their home using smartphone app. This makes them unnecesarrily complicated for anyone other than tinkerers.
The HomeWizard mini is a tiny button that aims solves this problem. Because people can place it anywhere around the home, under the dining table or on the side of a coach for example, it provides an intuitive physical presence for home automation. And because the interaction is directly linked to a specific place, it integrates into people's rituals and routines.
The button and the new system philosophy and app concept are designed to help HomeWizard make home automation great for everyone.
- I’m home
- I’m away
- I’m asleep
- I’m on vacation
- I’m having dinner
- I’m watching a movie
- I’m reading
- I’m working
- This light should be on
- It should be 20 degrees
- The music should play
- The blinds should be closed
A new system concept with three levels of interaction
A tiny button to have everywhere
The app as an alternative to the mini
With the mini becoming the primary way to interact with the home automation system the app may be used to change things when the user needs something different. When they are having a party for example. We designed an app concept to fit the new system philosophy and user tested it using paper prototypes and a working prototype.