The new generation of Smeg’s connected appliances
Style as a distinctive statement
Smeg has been an icon of the international design in the field of household appliances for over 70 years. We had the pleasure to take care of the overall User Experience and the User Interface design of the SmegConnect mobile applications, the new range of cellars, ovens and smart dishwashers that mark the entry of the Italian company into the world of the Internet of Things.
What we did for them
Since the first meeting with the Smeg marketing team and the product team of ADB global, specializing in IOT projects management, and thanks to the ioCentro system, we first defined the goal of the project and started from analyzing the features of each product from the Smeg Connect collection. We also distinguished the most pertinent use cases on which to focus first. Subsequently, we undertook an intense phase of wireframe design, which saw the production of over 100 layouts.
After defining the key functional areas we focused on the interface design phase. The aim was to create 3 proposals with a different look and feel that would emphasize the style and functionality of Smeg products enriched with new advanced features. The development of the graphic interface saw the creation of over 250 layouts within mobile and tablet versions. Sharing an interactive InVision prototype with ADB developers gave them the opportunity to understand in detail the interactions needed to conceive the global User Experience of the product.
What we love about this project
The satisfaction of contributing to the entry of one of the international icons of Italian design into the fascinating sector of the Internet of Things has undoubtedly been an exciting challenge both from a professional and human point of view. Collaborating with Smeg’s capable marketing team and with ADB’s international group of developers and technicians has been a stimulating source of inspiration.