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Vimar By-clima

A market benchmark thanks to its unprecedented circular scheduling logic

Vimar

Mobile app for the control of timed thermostats via SMS, audio and data protocols

How to radically simplify human interaction starting from the machine operating logics

To obtain what you wish is not easily got when it comes to programming the house climate. In 2013 21am received from Vimar the request to devise a totally new user experience for the thermostats control mobile application By-clima, even leaving what was customary in this field, so that the user might discover, experience and therefore appreciate the most advanced functions of the purchased product.

To give the product even greater incisiveness, the new application should run in a homogeneous way time-thermostats similar as concerns their functions but different as regards the way they get commands: one of them is equipped with Wi-Fi connection and linked to the cloud, two are operated via SMS, one is programmable using Vimar By-sound protocol codified sounds. Thanks to a vertical design approach, characterized also by a deep investigation into technologies, we were able to get an application which marked a leap forward for Vimar, with an unprecedented logic of daily programming, quick and simple, which became also a new benchmark for the market.

We directly ran both the design of the user interface and the development of the code, acting as the only partner for Vimar, gathering market and usability requirements, specifications of the four different programming languages and related working principles of the thermostats. Once we got all this organized in a complex but solid information architecture, we translated the control of its variables into a unique and neat user interface, suitable for any operating system available at the time: By-Clima was the first smart-home app available on Android, iOS and UWP.

Vimar View

Home screen showing a carousel of all the different installed thermostats

Brand new visual tool for the editing of the daily schedule

Vimar View

Simplified controls with visual preview of the advanced options

Complete responsiveness to different layouts and operating systems, not only the mobile ones

Complete responsiveness to different layouts and operating systems, not only the mobile ones

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Before getting started, we want to know ideas, people, experiences that lie behind your initiative. Then, we identify together with you who your common users are and what their daily life scenario is like. Only after defining the features of the two parts, we can find out the best way to make them interact successfully to shape your idea of Future.