I’m a design technologist (a guy who is not a brilliant designer but knows this and that about UX and interfaces. At the same time never deeply understood object oriented programming but loves technology and can script things together with extensive use of stackoverflow), and I’d like to help make openHAB a better platform.
I have two objectives for openHAB:
- Simplify on boarding process to maximize openHABs reach for broader audience - with its UI and external materials.
- Simplifying the UI, make it intuitive and more attractive. Less UI is more. Not sacrificing tech savvy users.
Before doing so, I would like to ask couple of questions to the community and make the design process transparent and be solving the user needs and issues.
You can answer below, DM or fill out the survey:
Vision for openHAB
- What is your vision for openHAB? Where do you want it to be in 1-2 years?
- What defines success for platform like openHAB?
- What are the potential pitfalls for platform like openHAB?
Value proposition for the platform
- What problems do users have that openHAB solves?
- What is the core value proposition for openHAB?
- What similar platforms you use?
- What are their relative strength / weaknesses?
- How is openHAB different?
- What frustrations / pain points do you have with the platform’s interface?
- What is your typical usage of the interface throughout the day? How often do you interact with it?
- What are your daily tasks? What do you check in the interface?
- What goals you have that interface has to communicate in order to be successful?
- What’s missing in your current interface and this platform could provide?
- If you had a “magic wand” and could wish for anything to make the interface better, what would it be?
Thanks for your time.