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Home Nidus App



About this Project:

Introducing the new service, website and app - ‘‘Nidus’’.


What is this app/service?
‘‘Nidus’’ automation is “The Internet of Things”…The way that all of our devices and appliances will be networked together to provide us with a seamless control over all aspects of our home and more. The idea of home automation has been around from many decades in terms of lighting and simple appliance control, and only recently has technology caught up for the idea of the interconnected world, allowing full control of your home from anywhere, to become a reality. With home automation, the user dictates how a device should react, when it should react, and why it should react. You set the schedule and the rest is automated and based off of your personal preferences thus providing convenience, control, money savings, and an overall smarter home. ‘‘Nidus’’ automation can also alert you to events that you might want to know about right-away while you are gone like water leaks and unexpected access to your home, or any part of it. At any time, you can grab your iPhone, Android device or log on with your desktop and change the settings in your house as desired.

Control and automate just about every device and appliance within your home whether you are at home or far away. We’ve all gotten used to controlling our TV from the couch; just wait until you are able to dim the lights as well. Imagine adjusting the temperature from your bed or controlling the volume of your whole-house audio system from any room. Or imagine the wall/ceiling heater in your bathroom coming on automatically on chilly mornings 5 minutes before your alarm clock goes off so that it is warm when you enter. Many smarthome products also save energy -- we’ll all agree that’s a nice convenience.


Always on guard and at the ready, ‘‘Nidus’’ automation provides security, safeguarding your home. From a security camera’s peering eye to a water sensor that will alert you of a possible costly leak, an automated home keeps your property under surveillance so you can react at a moment’s notice.
We’re all used to opening the garage door from the car, but you’ll be surprised how much safer you’ll feel coming home to a lit home and even turning on more lights from your keyfob remote upon your arrival. With a couple of basic products you can have your whole house light up like Fort Knox when there is motion detected at any corner of your house. Imagine your house sending you an email if there is motion where there shouldn’t be any. Or you can have your security system call you if there is an alarm, which might include your typical security alarm or even a low or high temperature or water in the laundry room or basement.


Energy Savings
‘‘Nidus’’ automation works efficiently for you, saving money on your utilities and providing overall


‘Nidus’ automation gets you involved. Set your personal preferences and actions, then sit back and enjoy using the latest in home automation technology. Though such technology is quite complex, it remains completely flexible and user friendly making for a fun experience. High-tech products for the home are fun to use and share with others. Whether viewing visitors at your front door on your TV or tuning your stereo by using voice recognition, you’ll find home automation surprisingly enjoyable. And when it comes to impressing the friends, you’ll be happy to show off your newfound applications.

Work in Progress:

  • Nidus: Website, use a grid to get rid of odd borders.


The reason changed the borders to smaller/narrower is because I tried to make them all longer to cancel out the white border but the green would overhang on the phone and didn’t look good at all.

Also changed the top bar, being that the hamburger menu was now smaller and used grids in terms of aligning everything together to create a smoother finish.

The contrast is very popping in terms of eye catching and looks. Grids are used to keep repetition and to make sure it is all the same.

Have a log in and a sign out, added a account icon.

The website is like Inject – dark website with white font.

With a login and a what is Home Nidus about page. Also has a hamburger drop down menu.

And here are 3 examples of what you can see when you log in and see the Home Music, Home Secure (security) and Home Light. They give a side pop up that you can close and just gives a brief description of what the page can be used for and what the page is about. Also like a tutorial where it helps you locate things too.

To Fix:


  • Perhaps try to adjust the stroke weight of the logo so that it is the same throughout

  • Darker icons on the contact page (dark teal from background) could remove some of the glare between the neon green and the white background.

  • The green logo and the background seem somewhat conflicted as there is a warm gradient on top of a cool toned gradient, is this intentional? What would happen if one was chosen?

  • The areas you have used green on green quite distracting. This is found on the login screen with the logo and icons. A colour that contrast against this or even a white might be more effective.

  • The top menu and footer menu backgrounds could be extended to cover the white space around it (particularly above and below) while framing the centre content

  • May be beneficial to change the hamburger menu icon to three lighter weight lines in a square format rather than a rectangle


  • Changed stroke weight of the logo on home page and login but kept the same logo look thin out as that’s the look of the roof in the way it thins out on an angle.

  • Darker icons on the contact page

  • The areas you have used green on green quite distracting. This is found on the login screen with the logo and icons. A colour that contrast against this or even a white might be more effective. – fixed this to make the contrast.

  • Expanded the top and bottom bar to fit the white space and focus on the main screen information to frame the content.

  • Changed the hamburger menu shape from rectangle to square format although kept the four line weight.


Assignment 1 - Nidus

Assignment 2 - Nidus

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