WatchOS for smart home


You will exercise conceptual thinking, visual invention, digital craftsmanship, and sensitivity to audience and human factors. We will start to work on smaller screen, this time focusing on a specific wearable (in this case WatchOS). 

Smartwatch popularity continues to grow according to latest research from International Data Corporation (IDC). The category makes up a third of the wearables market right now in terms of shipment volume, but two-thirds in terms of spend due to their higher average prices.

Functional Parameters

You will design a cohesive interface to manage a theoretical Smart Home. A smart home allows homeowners (users) to control appliances, thermostats, lights, and other devices remotely using a smartphone or tablet through an internet connection. We will design an interface that manages the following:

  • Lights (on/off, dimmer, timer)
  • Television (on/off, volume)
  • Garage door (open/close)
  • Front Door (lock/unlock)
  • Front door camera/doorbell

You can elect to include other functionality that proves to be an effective addition to the applications functionality.

Spring 2020. GD301 Experience Design Process + Methods
Department of Graphic Design

Stuckeman School
College of Arts and Architecture
Penn State University

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