Better Smart Home Experiences
Universal Mind’s VP of Experience Innovation, Joe Johnston, was featured on The Digital Media Zone’s show where he discussed HomeKit and the smart home.
Joe talks about how designing user experiences for the combination of hardware and software can be challenging, and designers need to take context into consideration. The home of the future can deliver better experiences to residents, but only if they’re willing to share some personal information so systems can start to create user profiles, thus serving each resident’s needs appropriately. Will this happen through sensors? wearables? voice recognition? It’s anyone’s guess just yet, as the technology is all still in its infancy.
“The HomeKit news continues, and it’s not good. New devices launch while others temporarily stop shipping. And user experience expert Joe Johnston joins us to discuss how he thinks the smart home experience will improve in the not-too-distant future.”