Rubicon

The Rubicon Crestron template combines a sleek, modern interface with a simplified control experience that is so 2021.

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CLIENT

Intuitiv

OUR ROLE

Crestron UI

DELIVERABLES

UI Design + UX Flows

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Project BRIEF
PROJECT BRIEF

Rubicon is the first in a series of Crestron system user interface templates designed exclusively for Intuitiv. In an effort to revolutionize and raise the bar for digital interface design in the home automation and audio/video industry, we set forth, via Intuitiv, to give Crestron clients elevated visual design, user experience and usability for the Crestron systems in residential homes.

A bit of backstory: Crestron is widely known for its powerful, customizable and scalable home automation technology to deliver a world-class integration experience to owners of luxury homes. However, there is no standard for visual design or interface design for Crestron systems and the UI, UX and usability is about 15-20 years behind the curve. Crestron clients have been demanding a better precedent for interface design on their Crestron systems, so we partnered with Intuitiv to design and build world-class design solutions that aim to be the new gold standard and benchmark for Crestron design.

PROJECT GOALS
Project GOALS

The main goal with the Rubicon project was to create, from the ground up, an entirely new, engaging, effortless user interface experience for small to large Crestron home automation systems. Atomic goals of that main goal included: 1. Creating a modern, clean, minimal design system that was inviting, intuitive, cohesive, consistent and familiar across multiple screen sizes, devices and environments. 2. Improving usability standards that are currently lacking in Crestron systems. Things to keep in mind were: contrast, ease-of-use, legibility, readability and colorblindness. 3. Improving navigational flow throughout the entire system by means of information architecture, user flow schematics and quick-and-dirty user testing sessions.

A modern control experience.
DESIGN PROCESS
DESIGN PROCESS

We began by conducting surveys on the current pain points and frustration areas that Crestron users had with their current systems. This gave us some insight into what we should prioritize, from a design perspective, with chunks of aggregated feedback that shared a common theme. The main starting point was to create a UI with less clutter, as that was a top pain point for the majority of users — too much going on on one given screen. So the first priority was to reduce cognitive load throughout the interface.

We began by mapping out high-level user flows that allowed us to see how a typical user would move through the system and access any given integration service, room or function with minimal friction. We eventually settled on a two-pronged navigational approach that allows multiple pathways to certain areas of the interface that were accessed the most frequently. The benefit of this is that, no matter where the user is in the system, they aren’t pigeon-holed and can still get where they want to go — quickly and efficiently.

IX MODELS
INTERACTION MODELS

The main goal with the Rubicon project was to create, from the ground up, an entirely new, engaging, effortless user interface experience for small to large Crestron home automation systems. Atomic goals of that main goal included: 1. Creating a modern, clean, minimal design system that was inviting, intuitive, cohesive, consistent and familiar across multiple screen sizes, devices and environments. 2. Improving usability standards that are currently lacking in Crestron systems. Things to keep in mind were: contrast, ease-of-use, legibility, readability and colorblindness. 3. Improving navigational flow throughout the entire system by means of information architecture, user flow schematics and quick-and-dirty user testing sessions.

LOOK + FEEL
LOOK + FEEL
TOUCH PANEL DESIGNS
ELEGANT, MODERN & EASY TO USE.

MOBILE DESIGNS
From large to small screens, a consistent experience from start to finish.

COLOR PALETTE
COLOR PALETTE
RESULTS
A long-awaited elevated design solution for Crestron clients, worldwide.
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