In 2013 Quirky partnered with GE to create a line of connected products. In 2014, building on the success of the first range of products, Quirky and GE set out to expand and improve upon that initial offering.
My role was to oversee design direction, user experience and execution from initial concepts all the way through manufacture to store shelf and beyond.
As part of the new range we set about creating Spotter UNIQ, a multi sensor that could be customized online and loaded with whichever sensors your situation required, it would then be manufactured and assembled at Quirky’s purpose built Micro-factory located in our San Francisco office.
Spotter UNIQ's online configurator.
Working closely with Mechanical and Electrical Enginneers we made multiple iterations of the Spotter UNIQ design. Having the ability to make physcial parts and electronics in house meant that iterations could be quickly tested and refined, resulting in a streamlined path to steel tool production.
Configurable multi-sensor, Spotter UNIQ.
Out of Quirky’s and GE’s joint venture into the connected product world grew Wink, a cross brand platform on which customers could build their connected homes without having to think about compatibility between different systems.
We collaborated with the app designers on flows, features and functions to ensure the design intent was maintained through both hardware and software.
Smart light switch.
Smart water/flood sensor.
Smart garage door opener.