Nest Airflow

Indoor air quality affects all of us, and in most cases, there is more pollution indoors than outdoors. The inside of homes can be polluted by everyday things such as paint, furniture, and carpet. I designed an app for a new conceptual Nest product called Nest Airflow to track the air quality inside people’s homes. The goal is inform users of common pollutants inside their homes, where they come from, and how to reduce it safely and efficiently to overall improve the indoor air quality people breath for 90% of their lifetime.

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Common Pollutants

I began researching what are some of the common pollutants found in homes, where are they coming from, and what is a healthy amount of each. This helped design what exactly this new product and app would track.

Existing Nest Products

I then began researching what companies and apps in the market already do this and realized that Nest products are already tracking temperature, smoke, and carbon monoxide, so this new conceptual product and app would fit perfectly within their products.

Launching Nest App

For the app icon and landing page, I stayed within Nest brand guidelines and explored a new approach for the actual Airflow section. The landing page shows all the Nest product a user currently has. Once the user taps into Airflow, the first screen they see is the first Airflow device located in their bedroom.

Viewing Room Details

Swiping left and right would show what other devices are in the user's home in addition to data such as temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, chemicals, and dust details. There is a section where the user can learn more about each data being tracked and how that affects your home. They can also set how much data they'd like to see at a glance by setting data intervals, or seeing all of it by viewing their data history.

Color Coded States

For each room there is a color coded circle to indicate the overall health status of the room, and then there are ones for each of the individual elements. Green being healthy, orange being fair, and red being poor. The red color state indicates to the user that action is required and would let them know what the following steps would be to improve.

Adding a New Airflow Device

If a user decides to place a new Airflow device in a room, it will prompt them to input a code, give them the ability to add a photo and nickname, and will notify them when the device is ready to go.