APP Design for climate control
Design thinking for the right features and intuitive usability
Vaillant a traditional German home climate company asked us to define and develop what a new, intuitive and elegant controlling app would look like and how it would work in order to replace a number of their existing stand-alone hardware. To develop an app that would answer the needs of its users, we started a design thinking process, with key stakeholders, and focused on the behaviour of targeted homeowners and installers.
During our design research phase, we analysed
different daily and weekly routines of homeowners, as well as the exceptions (e.g. spontaneous absences/vacations/specific events) to create a basis for programming climate schedules.
The final result is called multiMATIC, a new home comfort control-app based on the profiles paradigm we developed and tested.