Harmony was created in close collaboration with other designers in a confined sandbox environment. The IoT Sandbox is a design tool that helps to explore interactions between products in the same IoT environment. These products should together form a network of products that can grow as functionality and the number of products increases. This way new alternatives for systems of connected products can be explored to explore products viable for the future.
This design case focussed on designing an engaging experience to organize and synchronize activities within and around the home for its inhabitant family. A family of products was designed to accommodate the users’ specific needs for planning activities.
A highly iterative process was used to explore complexity that arises when smart systems integrate with the social aspects of our daily lives. Special considerations must be taken into account when designing for this combination of technical and social aspects.