With a great user experience in terms of both the physical thermostat and the accompanying applications, Nest's thermostat has become a great energy-efficient household solution.
The scheduler is an integral part of the thermostat's functionality, and as such, should be redesigned to reflect its importance.
A feature set was created to better understand what features would be the most beneficial in such an application.
- Retain add and modify functionality
- Profiles/templates for different days
- Pre-heating settings
- Location-based settings and alerts
- Energy saving indicator (leaf)
- Automatic weather-based temperature adjustment
- Daily/weekly setpoint repetition
- Google calendar synchronisation
- Budget target check
The goal of this scheduler design was to enhance the experience for users of the Nest thermostat, in order to boost the functionality of the current scheduling application.
Not only did this project provide the platform for creativity in exploring possible feature sets and solutions, it also gave way to my exploration of how to simplify the visuals of an application whilst retaining its functionality.
In terms of technique, I also pushed myself to create a full deck of materials that can be passed on to a client, including sketches, wireframes, and interactive and motion-based prototypes.