ClientYves Behar
DesignerYves Behar
Prize2nd Place in Home Interior Products / Switches, Temperature Control Systems
Entry Description

The thermostat is a device that exists in every home, but is often a source of frustration for the user. Our goal was to design an on-device interface that makes the process of scheduling the thermostat as intuitive as possible, for people of all ages and tech-savviness. The Hive Active Heating Thermostat 2 utilizes natural voice, asking specific questions to guide the user through the process of scheduling heating and hot water. The dial in the center of the device is a natural tool to input responses, and buttons on the device light up to show the user clearly what to press. The user then has the ability to schedule up to 5 unique heating times per day, with options for manual overrides and holiday modes. Large fonts and bright colors help users even with poor vision to utilize the device, and the screen disappears when not in use.