The team of the young Hamburg start-up vilisto came to us with an idea for a thermostat , which can help to reduce energy costs by up to 30 percent thanks to its extensive learning capability. In order to inspire customers and investors right from the beginning, a design and operating concept was needed that emphasized the intelligence and novelty of the product.
Inspired by the concept, we helped vilisto to convert their rough idea into a real serial product step-by-step through numerous prototypes. During the design phase, we recommended a restrained design that integrates into its environment yet emphasizes the intelligence of the product through a high quality and intuitive operating concept.
Throughout the development process we supported the team in the areas of product design and development of the UX/UI concept, and also advised on construction and materials as well as the selection of suppliers.
The product is a success: the steadily growing company has already equipped numerous office- and public buildings with its intelligent system and was also awarded the German Innovation Award 2020 for Climate and Environment.
In an iterative process, the product was developed step by step until it was ready for the market.
“We are very happy that Design3 recognized the potential of our idea early on and supported us as a partner in creating an exciting product. The expertise and creativity of Design3 have resulted in a product design that is not only simple and reduced, but also reflects the corresponding high quality.”
(Christoph Berger, CEO)