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Smart Shades App

The smart shades app offer customers the ability to automate their home by controlling their shades, settings schedules, and saving scenes.

Product Designer


The shades are battery powered and use bluetooth to communicate with the app.

Users have the ability to set open/close their shades, set schedules, and group shade settings into scenes. 

Working within a connected system, my responsibilities were designing interactions on both the hardware and mobile app.

With limited time and budget for research, prioritizing was the game.

To start off our design process, Laura Lighty and I put together a short survey to gather context on the product's environment and use cases.

Validating early with remote testing.

Remote tests were utilized early in the design process to validate prototypes rapidly. We  performed several iterations of click tests to improve the selection UI components for the shade.