Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts

The “Smart Home” is still pretty dumb, and…

The “Smart Home” is still pretty dumb, and…

The “Smart Home” is still pretty dumb, and…

The “Smart Home” is still pretty dumb, and…

The “Smart Home” is still pretty dumb, and…

…Increasing Urbanisation Needs Smarter Light

…Increasing Urbanisation Needs Smarter Light

…Increasing Urbanisation Needs Smarter Light

…Increasing Urbanisation Needs Smarter Light

…Increasing Urbanisation Needs Smarter Light

Today, roughly 50 percent of world’s population is living in urban areas and if this development will go on it will lead to an increasing demand for energy-efficient products. As light is taking a substantial part in that scenario the infrastructure around the light bulb paradigm has to be fundamentally rethought. In a collaboration with the Kickstarter funded Swiss hardware start-up Luke Roberts we had the chance to make a first step into that direction and created an app to control a smart light source in every aspect.

Today, roughly 50 percent of world’s population is living in urban areas and if this development will go on it will lead to an increasing demand for energy-efficient products. As light is taking a substantial part in that scenario the infrastructure around the light bulb paradigm has to be fundamentally rethought. In a collaboration with the Kickstarter funded Swiss hardware start-up Luke Roberts we had the chance to make a first step into that direction and created an app to control a smart light source in every aspect.

Today, roughly 50 percent of world’s population is living in urban areas and if this development will go on it will lead to an increasing demand for energy-efficient products. As light is taking a substantial part in that scenario the infrastructure around the light bulb paradigm has to be fundamentally rethought. In a collaboration with the Kickstarter funded Swiss hardware start-up Luke Roberts we had the chance to make a first step into that direction and created an app to control a smart light source in every aspect.

Today, roughly 50 percent of world’s population is living in urban areas and if this development will go on it will lead to an increasing demand for energy-efficient products. As light is taking a substantial part in that scenario the infrastructure around the light bulb paradigm has to be fundamentally rethought. In a collaboration with the Kickstarter funded Swiss hardware start-up Luke Roberts we had the chance to make a first step into that direction and created an app to control a smart light source in every aspect.

Today, roughly 50 percent of world’s population is living in urban areas and if this development will go on it will lead to an increasing demand for energy-efficient products. As light is taking a substantial part in that scenario the infrastructure around the light bulb paradigm has to be fundamentally rethought. In a collaboration with the Kickstarter funded Swiss hardware start-up Luke Roberts we had the chance to make a first step into that direction and created an app to control a smart light source in every aspect.

“ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ”

“ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ”

“ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ”

“ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ”

“ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ”

I remember it was already late afternoon at the office some day in November 2014 when my creative director at that time approached me with the initial app concept we received which was meant to be used in the next investor pitch of the Luke Roberts GmbH. “ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ” After I had a look myself I couldn’t agree more. Don’t get me wrong, lists and faders are great but it really depends on the context. Long story short, we spent that evening at the office creating a gesture-based interaction model which felt much more natural as a metaphor to control the light situation in a room.

I remember it was already late afternoon at the office some day in November 2014 when my creative director at that time approached me with the initial app concept we received which was meant to be used in the next investor pitch of the Luke Roberts GmbH. “ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ” After I had a look myself I couldn’t agree more. Don’t get me wrong, lists and faders are great but it really depends on the context. Long story short, we spent that evening at the office creating a gesture-based interaction model which felt much more natural as a metaphor to control the light situation in a room.

I remember it was already late afternoon at the office some day in November 2014 when my creative director at that time approached me with the initial app concept we received which was meant to be used in the next investor pitch of the Luke Roberts GmbH. “ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ” After I had a look myself I couldn’t agree more. Don’t get me wrong, lists and faders are great but it really depends on the context. Long story short, we spent that evening at the office creating a gesture-based interaction model which felt much more natural as a metaphor to control the light situation in a room.

I remember it was already late afternoon at the office some day in November 2014 when my creative director at that time approached me with the initial app concept we received which was meant to be used in the next investor pitch of the Luke Roberts GmbH. “ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ” After I had a look myself I couldn’t agree more. Don’t get me wrong, lists and faders are great but it really depends on the context. Long story short, we spent that evening at the office creating a gesture-based interaction model which felt much more natural as a metaphor to control the light situation in a room.

I remember it was already late afternoon at the office some day in November 2014 when my creative director at that time approached me with the initial app concept we received which was meant to be used in the next investor pitch of the Luke Roberts GmbH. “ … if we wanna control light in a room with a smartphone, do we really need lists and faders for that? … ” After I had a look myself I couldn’t agree more. Don’t get me wrong, lists and faders are great but it really depends on the context. Long story short, we spent that evening at the office creating a gesture-based interaction model which felt much more natural as a metaphor to control the light situation in a room.

Design is pushing the envelope of technology and vice versa.

Design is pushing the envelope of technology and vice versa.

Design is pushing the envelope of technology and vice versa.

An important part of the story is that by the time Luke Roberts approached us they didn’t have a hardware at hand yet. And this fact led to a very powerful project dynamic — design is pushing the envelope of technology and vice versa. The result is a lamp which consists of 300 white and coloured LEDs, light and motion sensors as well as light beam direction control. With the app users are able to “draw” light scenes with coloured up-light and white down-light into a room with real-time feedback. Furthermore, the lamp features so-called “Dynamic Light Scenes” and allows to group several lamps to let them collaborate.

Being responsible for several parts of the UX design within this project I worked together with Sergey Skip (project & UX design lead, visual art direction) on the overall navigational model of the app during the initial phase and within the following evolution I created prototypes and interaction patterns for features like “Dynamic Light Scenes” or lamp grouping which enables several lamps to communicate and collaborate.

Being responsible for several parts of the UX design within this project I worked together with Sergey Skip (project & UX design lead, visual art direction) on the overall navigational model of the app during the initial phase and within the following evolution I created prototypes and interaction patterns for features like “Dynamic Light Scenes” or lamp grouping which enables several lamps to communicate and collaborate.

Being responsible for several parts of the UX design within this project I worked together with Sergey Skip (project & UX design lead, visual art direction) on the overall navigational model of the app during the initial phase and within the following evolution I created prototypes and interaction patterns for features like “Dynamic Light Scenes” or lamp grouping which enables several lamps to communicate and collaborate.

Being responsible for several parts of the UX design within this project I worked together with Sergey Skip (project & UX design lead, visual art direction) on the overall navigational model of the app during the initial phase and within the following evolution I created prototypes and interaction patterns for features like “Dynamic Light Scenes” or lamp grouping which enables several lamps to communicate and collaborate.

Being responsible for several parts of the UX design within this project I worked together with Sergey Skip (project & UX design lead, visual art direction) on the overall navigational model of the app during the initial phase and within the following evolution I created prototypes and interaction patterns for features like “Dynamic Light Scenes” or lamp grouping which enables several lamps to communicate and collaborate.

ROLE

UX Design

 

ROLE

UX Design

 

ROLE

UX Design

 

ROLE

UX Design

 

TEAM

Sergey Skip – Project & UX Design Lead, Visual Art Direction
Erica Salvetti – Interaction Design

TEAM

Sergey Skip – Project & UX Design Lead, Visual Art Direction
Erica Salvetti – Interaction Design

TEAM

Sergey Skip – Project & UX Design Lead, Visual Art Direction
Erica Salvetti – Interaction Design

TEAM

Sergey Skip – Project & UX Design Lead, Visual Art Direction
Erica Salvetti – Interaction Design

TEAM

Sergey Skip – Project & UX Design Lead, Visual Art Direction
Erica Salvetti – Interaction Design

CLIENT

Luke Roberts GmbH

 

CLIENT

Luke Roberts GmbH

 

CLIENT

Luke Roberts GmbH

 

CLIENT

Luke Roberts GmbH

PROJECT

IoT / Smart Living
Year 2014 & 2016
Launch Website →

PROJECT

IoT / Smart Living
Year 2014 & 2016
Launch Website →

PROJECT

IoT / Smart Living
Year 2014 & 2016
Launch Website →

PROJECT

IoT / Smart Living
Year 2014 & 2016
Launch Website →

 
PROJECT

IoT / Smart Living
Year 2014 & 2016
Launch Website →

I am always happy to meet interesting people and share more about my work or myself. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I am always happy to meet interesting people and share more about my work or myself. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I am always happy to meet interesting people and share more about my work or myself. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can reach me via Email or LinkedIn

You can reach me via Email or LinkedIn

You can reach me via Email or LinkedIn

You can reach me via Email or LinkedIn

You can reach me via Email or LinkedIn

© 2014 — 2017 Klaus R. Zimmermann. All rights reserved.

© 2014 — 2017 Klaus R. Zimmermann.
All rights reserved.