Traditionally, families weren’t particularly engaged with energy utilities or even their own energy use. The ‘dumb’ thermostat was a thing on the wall, often painted the same colour so as not to be noticed. We wanted the Quby smart thermostat to change all that. So the briefing included the following.
- A beautiful, simple interactive display that enjoys a permanent and prominent place in the home, encouraging daily use
- When users engage with the device they are also engaging with Eneco – So the logo needed to be featured prominently.
- Eneco’s customer’s yearly (and let’s face it, often unpleasant) interaction with them is when they receive their bill needed to be a more enjoyable experience.
- It needed to be easy and accessible and simple to use for even those who are not accustomed to new technology.
All in all; A friendly, rich interface invites users to engage daily