The Before and After: Honeywell Prestige 2.0 Thermostat Final Re-design + Design Process Overview
Last week we presented our final design of a programable thermostat for Rapid Ideation and Creative Problem Solving. Our problem for 8-weeks was to re-design the existing Honeywell Prestige 2.0 thermostat system using a collaborative and user-centered iterative design process. For the final annotated wireframe iteration click here.
As part of design research, we engage in a space to help us understand the complexities of a problem. And we create artifacts such as a Concept Model of an existing system.
The Features List
The system re-design includes the features below:
- Adjust temperature to warmer / cooler
- Switch between heating & cooling
- Turn the system on and off
- Turn the fan on and off
- Set / edit a 7 day schedule
- Interrupt the schedule to adjust the temperature
Creating an Ideal System
By zooming in and out of the system details – I was able to conceptualize an Ideal System that rid unnecessarily complicated features and provoked ideas around energy consumption and efficiency, air quality and color as a visual language for temperature control.
Simple and ease of use
Motion sensor technology inspired me to move away from tediously programming the system for while you are away
The lens used when designing solutions from user testing feedback
Design Process Diagram Overview
When we started this project 8-weeks ago, I thought the design process was to refine our initial wireframes by testing with people AND doing this over and over till I came up with a good design solution.
What I actually learned through the user-centered and iterative process was that it was less about me coming up with the right solve and more about the collaborative nature of the entire design process.
Good design happens in collaboration with people and makes sense to the people you are designing for.
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