FutureHAUS Dubai

App design and development, styling team


FutureHAUS —
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Role — Style Director, UI Team
Timeline — November 2018

Over the past few years, we have been a part of a team at Virginia Tech working on the FutureHAUS, a revolutionary prototype for the home of the future, which demonstrates how digital technologies, cutting-edge products, and smart building design can unite to make our homes more responsive to our future needs and way of living.

Our team’s role, as a designers, has been to collaborate with faculty and students to develop the branding and materials for extensions of the project (such as for the 2018 Solar Decathlon in Dubai) and to create the visual interface design for control tablets and displays. Specifically, I acted as the style director, developing our graphic direction and UI experience. The home of the future will look quite different than what exists today, but we can already see how technology, such as smart objects and tablets, is shifting how we live.

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Our main design strategy was a focus on the user’s experience. Integrating the app and its uses into simple daily tasks was a core part of our UX goal. We developed a very modern, thoughtful experience that could be easily maneuvered over varying experience levels, and an interface that allowed the app’s complexity to become fairly invisible.

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Our app was fully developed and integrated into the FutureHAUS home for their Dubai competition. It was an integral part of the structure itself, as it was the final piece to the homeowner’s experience.

experience inside the app

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Thank you to our incredible design team.