CLOSER LOOK AT USER TASKS AND CONTEXT OF USE HELPED CREATE THIS CLEAN GRAPHIC INTERFACE
Ecobee offers easy-to-program thermostats that sync with customized online reports to help manage and reduce your impact on the environment.
Akendi was involved to provide graphical user interface designs to create a best in class user
experience for ecobee Smart SI users. The interface had to appear in brand and move from the already successful ecobee touchscreen thermostat to an entry-level version with a nontouchscreen interface – without losing ease of use.
With a solid understanding of users, their tasks and context of use, we were able to create an
effective set of wireframes to capture flow and interactions. This greatly helped to establish the labels, language and functions that needed to be present in the design.
The final result is a successful visual design approach that ensured a seamless connection between established products, the brand and the hardware.
The result was an easy to install and easy to use thermostat with a streamlined user experience
and clean graphic design approach. Akendi’s design fit seamlessly with the design of the
hardware and was a welcome addition to the existing product line-up.