UX Case Study, Ui Designs

SmartHome

Year

2020

Duration

6 Months

Role

UI Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, Usability Testing, UI Design

Project Goals

Here are the major goals of the project.

  • 1. Tracking Energy Consumption: Tracking real-time electric usage and consumption so they can costs increase or decrease
  • 2. Control Devices: Users can easily control gadgets from anywhere
  • 3. Setting Up Schedules: Users can create automation with routines, schedule the time of on/off of the devices
  • 4. Goals: Users can see energy usage than can manage the monthly budgets

1. Discovery Phase

User Interview and Surveys

What I did:
At the discovery phase of my project, I conducted user interviews and surveys in order to get a better understanding of the problem and required findings.

  • 1. I decided to choose the research method first because I know it's going to help me get a clue as to what users really needs
  • 2. I conducted an interview with some students and young professionals to discover their pain points, needs, and requirements.
  • 3. I asked questions like. "what are the recent problems people face when they leave their homes and no one is watching on their properties?"
  • 4. As per my findings, I decided to for a young and tech-savvy guy who was already using tech on a daily basis.

Key findings

  • 1. Manage homes by smartphone 
  • 2. Home security are made easy to set using smart home devices
  • 3. Smart notifications to reduce.

"Being energy efficient helps me save money."

~ Kyle Ferguson, Interviewee

2. Define Phase

User Persona

What I did:
Based on the interviews/workshop I set up a persona which as refered to throughout the entire product development process.

User Journey

What I did:
I mapped out the users’ steps to see how I could simplify their journey to help them reach their most important goals with the product.

3. Creating a solution

What I did:
In a bid to solve the problems my users are facing from the personas, I came up with a product that connects your phone or computer to an IoT device so users can monitor their houses from anywhere in the world

Concept

Dashboard Design