As a start-up, Climote had developed a remote home heating control system built around a patented digital dial interface. We used this dial as a central element to tie together multiple interfaces and touch points.
Creating clear and simple interactions became the overriding theme of the project from multiple device interfaces right down to packaging, positioning and communications.
The primary activity of this project was the industrial design of the climote HUB. This wall mounted device replaces a standard heating timer and affords users the same level of control as the remote control options. The design of the object takes cues from smartphone screen proportions and the simple circular interface originally conceived and patented by the climote team.
Naming, Positioning & Identity
As a company climote has to perform both as a primary brand and as a sub brand when working alongside utility providers. We worked closely with the team to create an identity that is aware of this ecosystem.
We worked together with the climote team and our good friends at iorum to design, specify, prototype and build User Interfaces for all devices in the suite. Again the recurring circular theme informed all UI decision making and helped bring consistency across devices and platforms.