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Introduction

Controlling smart home features should be a simple and seamless experience, but for many users, it can be frustrating and difficult due to overly-engineered apps. This was the case for the smart home features in my apartment, which were controlled by an app called Dwelo. The app was slow and difficult to use, with features that were missing or hard to access. It seemed that the design and functionality were not given much thought.

Problem

The problem with the Dwelo app was that it was overly-engineered, slow, and difficult to use, with a confusing user interface. Additionally, there were features that I wanted but that simply didn't exist. The app was lacking the simplicity of design that would make it easy for users to navigate and access the features they needed.

Proposed Solution

I proposed to redesign the mobile app's user interface to create a simple and easy-to-use app that could control the smart features in my apartment, even with complex functionality. The redesign would include new features and a user interface that was easy to navigate, with clean and simple design.

Implementation

I started working on my own on a redesign of the Dwelo app. I came up with a mobile interface that was simple, easy-to-use, and yet able to perform complex functions. I sent the designs to Dwelo, but they never made it past customer support. I believe that I was too arrogant at the time, and I failed to properly communicate my idea.

Conclusion

This case study highlights the importance of simplifying the user interface design in order to make smart home features easy to use. The proposed redesign of the Dwelo app aimed to create an easy-to-use, simple interface, with added features. Although the redesign was not implemented, this project was a valuable learning experience that showed the importance of communication and humility in the design process.