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Interface Design with Nest Thermostat App

Nest Labs is a home automation producer of programmable, self-learning, sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, smoke detectors, and other security systems. It introduced the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011 as its first product.

The Value

The redesigned Nest app 5.0 brought together all three Nest products, across multiple platforms, for the first time, making it easier to access and control Nest products. And like that, Nest pushed out the latest version of their app to devices around the world.


The Challenge

Designing the new Nest learning thermostat app.

The Solution

It required a sponge-like brain to absorb the enormous amount of meticulous details their team intuitively knows. We often compared it to learning how to speak their language. It also required we move, work and talk like a team. Lastly, we needed some professional cardio. Our team of three needed to stay on pace with Nest’s team of 30, all of whom were up against incredible deadlines. In the end, we learned about the value of cross-country (and in person!) communication, thinking fast and all the work that goes into those beautiful products.