Air apparent

Bringing an energy management giant into consumer homes.

Schneider Electric

  • Client
    Schneider Electric
  • Industry
    Energy Management
  • Services
    Customer Research, UX Design, Industrial Design, Prototyping
  • Client
    Schneider Electric

    Industry
    Energy Management
  • Services
    Customer Research, UX Design, Industrial Design, Prototyping

When businesses and hotels around the world love your heating and cooling systems, but consumers have never heard of you, how do you break into homes with a blast of instant gratification?

This was the challenge that Schneider Electric brought to the Smart Design team. After decades as a leader in B2B energy management, Schneider had a huge knowledge share in smart energy technology and a sterling reputation among utilities companies, but zero consumer recognition. They enlisted Smart to help change that.

We designed an intelligent thermostat system that adapts to your needs and helps you make smarter energy decisions, too. It also gets great ratings on Amazon.

This was all about taking a user-first approach—one that connected Schneider’s amazing technology with people in delightful ways.”

Anthony Di Bitonto

Smart Design Partner

Brains and beauty

With its minimalist design and friendly, intuitive interface, the Wiser Air is a “head-turning, habit-learning, money-saving command center” that puts users in control of their comfort wherever, whenever. A hierarchy of information gives you everything you need and nothing you don’t, with current temperature, weather and power usage at your fingertips.

Close for comfort

The Wiser Air knows where you are, what time it is, and how climate affects you. A unique Comfort Boost option lets you quickly put the system on instant heating or cooling mode for a set amount of time. Different modes like Home, Away and Vacation help you control your energy usage better, and everything can be adjusted on the fly.

Let’s design a smarter world together