First time abroad! About my internship at HomeWizard.

In the summer of 2018, from mid-June to mid-September, I started working at HomeWizard as a Product Design intern. This case study is going to include all of the work that I made within three months.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Experience Design, Interaction Design, Prototyping, Illustration

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About HomeWizard

HomeWizard specializes in providing smart solutions for your home. From controlling your lighting to smart alarm systems and cameras. For all these solutions HomeWizard develops App's, smart home gateways and accessories.

About HomeWizard

HomeWizard specializes in providing smart solutions for your home. From controlling your lighting to smart alarm systems and cameras. For all these solutions HomeWizard develops App's, smart home gateways and accessories.

About HomeWizard

HomeWizard specializes in providing smart solutions for your home. From controlling your lighting to smart alarm systems and cameras. For all these solutions HomeWizard develops App's, smart home gateways and accessories.

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Icon Set
In my first week, I designed a set of over 50 icons for Link app that complies with the current corporate branding guidelines. Later on, all of the icons added to the design system library to be used across multiple products.
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The icons I crafted, used for “Scenes” future in the Link app. This future had been designed for controlling more than one product swiftly, with just one-touch control. After one press of a scene all of the lights or switches will act in a preset way. For instance, a scene in the living room can be movie time, party mode, all lights on etc. After setting the behavior of the devices, users would have been make them recognizable with the icons that they chose.

Creating the Design System Library

Even though we had a small team at HomeWizard, since there is more than one developing application, creating a neat design system library was a must. Therefore, I helped organizing it as my second task.

Climate Control App

I played role in designing a remote-control application called HomeWizard Climate for a smart fan. With HomeWizard Climate users can control their fan from their smartphone. The device can be scheduled to turn off automatically during sleep hours, be set to turned on or off after designated time or start blowing just before arriving home etc.

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At first, I began designing with HomeWizard Cleaner app’s present structure. Afterwards I predispose the design to administrate through making some changes.

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User Tests

After designing the wireframes, I built the first prototype of the application. I asked for assistance from some of my teammates to carry through the user testing process. I assigned a few tasks to see their behaviors and reactions while they are controlling the fan for the first time, such as setting the timer, scheduling the behavior of the fan during sleep hours, changing the mode and so on, to get certain feedbacks. When we’re done with the testing I was aware of particular screens that need improvements so, I endeavored to come up with better versions.

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Logo Design

Since a new device might be produced as a heater so as to control with the same app in the future we decided to use green, blue and red gradient colors to give the feel of both natural, cold and warm wind.

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Walkthrough Illustrations

I created more than 20 illustrations for walkthrough screens in the apps. For some of the screens I helped writing short and simple explanations. For example, I summarize how to install a device or explained what emergency contacts are, etc. I used blue to red gradient on top of a dark background in order to ensure compliance with the current illustration guidelines.

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“Designing your Watch app is not about translating your app to a smaller screen. The digital crown and screen make scrolling pretty pleasant, but it just doesn’t feel right to have endless streams of content on the Watch.”

—Paul Veugen

“Designing your Watch app is not about translating your app to a smaller screen. The digital crown and screen make scrolling pretty pleasant, but it just doesn’t feel right to have endless streams of content on the Watch.”

—Paul Veugen

“Designing your Watch app is not about translating your app to a smaller screen. The digital crown and screen make scrolling pretty pleasant, but it just doesn’t feel right to have endless streams of content on the Watch.”

—Paul Veugen

HomeWizard Link for Apple Watch

For my last task, I worked on the Apple Watch version of the Link app. We decided to include only presets and scenes with the aim of limiting with the basic functions.

Prototyping

After building the prototype and being fulfilled with a user test, and in consequence of development team's feedbacks, the designing process of the application is completed.

Prototyping

After building the prototype and being fulfilled with a user test, and in consequence of development team's feedbacks, the designing process of the application is completed.

Prototyping

After building the prototype and being fulfilled with a user test, and in consequence of development team's feedbacks, the designing process of the application is completed.

Learnings

1

As an intern, in some cases I needed to make faster decisions and move forward independently. Being more self-directed gave me the courage about taking more responsibilities.

2

I realized that how important and necessary it was the development team and designer's communication, as that connection serve as a bridge between the designer and user.

So, let's meet!

You can check out my about page or resume. Say hi[at]aycan.co or drop me a line on Skype! You can also find me on Linkedin, Dribbble or Behance.

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So, let's meet!

You can check out my about page or resume. Say hi[at]aycan.co or drop me a line on Skype! You can also find me on Linkedin, Dribbble or Behance.

38.4237° N, 27.1428° E

So, let's meet!

You can check out my about page or resume. Say hi[at]aycan.co or drop me a line on Skype! You can also find me on Linkedin, Dribbble or Behance.

38.4237° N, 27.1428° E

So, let's meet!

You can check out my about page or resume. Say hi[at]aycan.co or drop me a line on Skype! You can also find me on Linkedin, Dribbble or Behance.

38.4237° N, 27.1428° E

So, let's meet!

You can check out my about page or resume. Say hi[at]aycan.co or drop me a line on Skype! You can also find me on Linkedin, Dribbble or Behance.

38.4237° N, 27.1428° E