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Serenity A Home OS with a Heart

When we talk about a connected or “smart” home, there are a lot of options, however, not many evoke an artful and emotionally appealing integrated experience. Even fewer coordinate with and feel connected to the architecture. While the technology makes our lives easier, it fails to improve our connection to our home.

Serenity is our vision for a smart OS for the home, a cohesive system of devices that not only provides consumptive awareness, but also allows the user to toggle through a range of home controls and automation. Serenity is a system that can grow, adapt, and change over time through both behavior and preference.

Serenity’s home automation doubles as a piece of data art, offering a welcome alternative to a future that could otherwise be full of ugly icons, buttons, and checkboxes elbowing for space next to the kids’ more attractive finger-paint creations on the refrigerator.

Mark Wilson, Fast Company, October 22, 2012

I’m not talking about automating slide shows of your summer vacation or pictures of Van Gogh paintings on your iPad—I’m talking about something that was designed to integrate and accentuate your décor, maybe even be an attractive conversation piece outside of it’s technological capabilities.

Grant Clauser, Electronic House, October 26, 2012

Highlights

A smarter system

A cohesive system of ubiquitous devices grows, adapts, and changes over time through behavior, awareness, usage, and preference.

Spatial local-awareness

Each device knows exactly where it is as you carry it throughout the home. Controls and status become relevant through sensors depending on location.

Aesthetic user interface

The interface presents data, menus, and controls as art and/or elements that are visually pleasing and ask to be displayed and enjoyed rather than hidden.

Simplicity and minimalism

Controls are kept minimal to connect with the architecture and please the eye.

Empathy and emotion

A holistic approach to home control and connectivity, and its empathy-centric design, builds a stronger and more emotional connection with our home.