Devices Design Group

Smart Home Redesign

Smart Home Redesign

Smart Home Redesign

Overview

Overview

Overview

Assisted in the 2023 Smart Home Forward redesign for the Alexa Mobile application, which functions as a hub for Alexa product users to access their devices, settings, and create their own smart home. This year long project was started to redirect the vision of the mobile application to become a foundational tool for users to customize their homes with ease.

Details

Details

Details

Release Article

Dec 2022-Sept 2023

Alexa Mobile Design

UX Designer & Researcher

With Benjamin Stone & Payal Bhujwala

Using Figma


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Simplification

Simplification

Simplification

The redesign simplifies the mobile app from 5 channels to 3 top level channels: Home, Devices, and More. This simplification emphasizes the team's priority to encourage ease of use and create unique experiences for each user.


Since two top-level channels were deprecated, this created the need for new components that would provide users easy access to all available features and capabilities that are important to them.

Mobile App Audit

As a part of the initial process in better understanding the current state of the mobile app and its architecture, I worked alongside another designer to put together an extensive audit of Alexa Mobile. We identified all the connections and flows, including unexpected and questionable flows. This audit informed the simplified architecture for the redesign of the mobile app.

Favorites

Completed extensive studies of favoriting patterns, including current implementations of the Favorites section, in order to identify which patterns are more intuitive and efficient.


I also worked alongside partnering teams in Entertainment and Communications to create designs for Non-Device Favorite tiles, balancing the need for simplicity and function for users.

Still Curious?

Please feel free to reach out for more information on my contributions and additional insight and designs to this project and experience!

Jessica Lim

2024