Recliner seating has been a part of the living room culture for decades. The popularity of specialty seating such as massage chairs, have attracted new and younger demographics. These chairs often feature ugly and bulky remotes which incur hefty costs for manufacturers when upgrades are needed to be made. Industry trends are also pointing towards smart home solutions. My client Relaxor needed to provide their clients with flexible options which would enhance the user experience.
Controlling functions using voice commands
Personalize your chair name
User can access a e-commerce platform and buy specialty furniture and other related accessories to their environment.
Who are the users
How quickly can the user access the remote? That is the question... User must connect to chairs near by via Bluetooth. Once paired with a chair, the remote can be accessed quickly. Any delays or too many steps required in getting to the remote function will result in a bad user experience.
Wireframing & Prototypes
Quick prototypes were made to test which layout worked best. users prefer to see the main functions together, especially when 2 functions are pressed simultaneously. The user might want the head rest and leg rest active at the same time.