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Hive Active Heating Thermostat 2


Competition: Spark:Spring Product
Designer: Yves Behar - Chief Creative Officer
Design Type: Thermostat
Company / Organization / School: fuseproject
Team Members: Noah Murphy-Reinhertz Mirko Ihrig Hideaki Matsui Brett Middleton Melissa Guthrie Heather Arnold

The Hive Active Heating Thermostat 2 is the new home thermostat for Hive, a subsidiary of British Gas. Installed by British Gas engineers, the thermostat is a smart and sustainable replacement to the classic thermostats of Britain. As the thermostat is used by everyone in the home, our goal was to make this technological product something intuitive and accessible for anyone, while also bringing an element of beauty into the home. The product has a unique mirrored surface that reflects its natural environment, and customizable frames to allow for a personal touch. The dial makes the product easy for anyone to use, with buttons that light up to highlight where the user should be pressing to achieve the desired result. The LCD screen was designed with the perfect size and brightness for even the visually impaired to see. Utilizing natural voice and guided questions makes the thermostat’s complex systems extraordinarily easy to navigate, with boost buttons and vacation settings allow users to temporarily override the pre-settings. With the thermostat only in use when it’s needed, the homeowner is able to save both energy and money.