Hive Tablet

Project Overview

Hive Home is a UK brand that allows you to connect active devices such as thermostats, lights, and wall plugs to your mobile devices that control your smart home anytime, anywhere. When they wanted to expand to the U.S. and Canada markets, we were tasked to create a campaign to better educate their new customers. My role was to improve the existed app based on the data pull from the device.

The previous design of the Hive app.

Iteration from Concepts to Final Product

Step One: Understand

The first step was to understand the context and the problem.

After reviewing and understanding the existed application, technical limitation, and business requirement, here are the objectives that we have produced:

  • Align the design to the current Hive brand guidelines.
  • Revise both the interaction hierarchy and content hierarchy.
  • Improve UX / UI and customer journey.
  • Leverage analytics reports to enhance the design.

Step Two: Conceptualize

Layout Variants for the "About Hive" Screen
Selected "About Hive" Screen

Step Three: Prototype

If a picture is worth 1000 words, a prototype is worth 1000 meetings.

 Tom & David Kelley (Creative Brothers at IDEO)

After several rounds of internal review and user testing, we refined our design and created a live prototype using inVision. Here are the screens of the final design.

The Final Design