Operating the invisible air by unseen devices
“Daikin Smart APP” is a remote controller application used for residential-use air conditioners and features a UI design that makes it a pleasure to operate air. Here we reconstructed the design by narrowing down the functions necessary for the operation and designed a simple, easy-to-see layout. With often used functions and information shown prominently in the screen design, the remote controller is uncluttered and can be operated intuitively by just looking at the graphic images expressing each function.
Icons having the highest frequency of use are arranged in the middle of the operation screen in the design of a circle. In this way, operation mode, such as power ON/OFF, cooling, heating, and ventilation, and current temperature can be instantly identified. The smooth scroll operation enables simple temperature control, and the changes in color graduation correspond to the set temperature, giving users an actual sense of operating the invisible air and adjusting comfort levels.
Because air conditioners have become an essential part of our daily lives in both Japan and countries worldwide, a need has arisen from the growing popularity of IoT for a common global standard in applications. Even for air conditioners, the concepts of “hot” and “cold” and their expression often differ according to country and region, and we have made an extensive investigation of these tendencies. In addition to a layout with multiple languages and the use of pictograms, we have also incorporated extended function settings corresponding to the preferences of each country.
Pursuing greater UX from both perspectives of intellect and emotion.
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