In the home environment the integration of digital technology gets more and more important and there are plenty smart home technologies on the market: sensors and devices like smartphones and tablets get connected to conventional household appliances.
In collaboration with the Telekom Innovation Laboratories the design research lab involved potential user groups in the design of a smart home system to find out what individual needs potential customers have. The researchers used design methods to address topics like energy consumption, health, security and family communication with the people. They co-created services and concepts for a graphical user interface based on the users’ wishes that allow a user-friendly experience and interaction with a smart home system. It is integrated in everyday activities and take the users’ demands into account.