Zendo is a start-up, building home automation & security devices for Apple’s HomeKit platform.
The following images show a sample of my contribution to designing Zendo’s identity, packaging, photography, user experience, website, e-commerce, & iOS apps.
The HomeKit SDK was under development when we began conceptual development for the app. Frequently changing requirements and functionality meant many rounds of whiteboard sketches with stakeholders, revisions, and user testing.
The initial app concept revolved around a main dashboard for the user’s home and cards for each device. We quickly realized that HomeKit would rapidly grow, making the large cards cumbersome for users with many devices. Users would also benefit from multiple locations.
The next version involved showing the devices on small cards and making the locations easily switchable, and devices sortable from the dashboard. Tapping the device icon allowed users to control their devices, while tapping the arrow took them to the device settings. Users could also switch between the different sections of the app through the bottom tab bar. User testing and analysis revealed that the watercolor needed to go in the next version.
The creative team decided to use my photo skills by staging a guerrilla photo shoot for our launch images.
Research, site maps, and whiteboard sketches showing the flow and rounds of edits.