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Smart Doorbell

 

Smart Home Brand : Geeni by Merkury Innovations  2018

Fully in charged of designing two different models of smart doorbells for various retailers such as Wal-mart and Home Depot. 

Geeni: https://mygeeni.com/products/doorscreen-smart-wi-fi-doorbell
Merkury Innovations: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Merkury-Innovations-Smart-Doorbell-With-1080p-Camera-Black/458740666

Competitor ​Analysis

First of all, starting with an in-depth market research to get better understanding of competitors' products in terms of dimension, video recording storage, hard-wired or battery powered, and other special features they have. Also, we addressed few problems and found design opportunities after testing actual doorbells and reading through customer reviews. 

• Narrowness of Front Door Frame

 

• Mis-clicks of Doorbell Button:

 

• the monthly Subscription fee for cloud service is too expensive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectures & Forms

Based on those opportunity points, I explore basic forms and proportions from 2D to 3D. And then moved forward with tapered pill architecture, because the form was unique to differentiate other doorbells, and overall form visually looks smaller and narrower. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details & Layouts

After architecture design is locked, I shared the design intents with engineers and got clear understanding of constraints of sensors, which are Camera, mic, motion detector, Infrared light, Speaker, and logo as well. So I tried  some detailed variations of sensor locations and the position of the button.