Your personal assistant to help you lead an easier and eco-friendly life

Preparing to live in


Home Automation - The Future

Joule’s premise was a simple one - Run your house at the click of a button. Joule is a digital spatial experience that reflects on the user’s real world needs for electricity, automation, entertainment and commerce. It seamlessly allows the user to customize their living spaces and live in an optimised and efficient fashion.


  • iphone
  • ipad
  • Apple Watch


  • UI UX Design
  • Front End Development
  • Prototyping


  • Home Automation

Starting off with a piece of paper

Our brief was nothing fancy, but a mind map scribbled on a piece of paper. The challenge was to convert this mind map into a modern home automation product that’s smart and fluidly fits into it’s user’s lifestyle.

But we knew that if we wanted to build for the future, we had to be comfortable taking risks. This meant not only making amazing looking things but also re-imagining life with the Joule Hub.

Karan - Creative Head

Karan Chowdhary

Creative Head, Grappus

Exploring the market and similar products

The approach adopted for the challenge was a hands on way of problem solving. In depth market research and real time experiences was key to the execution of the idea.

Planning to build Smart home automation app
Execution process of automation app

“Sometimes in order to design for people, you need to put yourself in their shoes and re-imagine their life with your product. Everything builds around that and then you create well informed interfaces.”

Dhruv - Tech Head

Dhruv Goel

Tech Head, Grappus

The major user scenarios

After in depth research about user behaviour and what role could a home automatuon system play in their lives, the team came up with four broad scenarios and functions for the joule hub to perform.

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Wireframing of Home Automation App

Our solution for reducing the redundancy in our way of living was a seamless digital experience that fit into a user’s palm, was potable and with easy onboarding for a new user

Execution process of home automation app starts with a piece of paper
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High fidelity

Home Automation App screen 1Home Automation App screen 2


A friendly way to

Far from being a run of the mill drill, Joule has a friendly way to onaboard a new user. Instead of showing screens explaining features, the idea is to make the user jump into the product as quickly as possible.


Controling devices and creating snapshots

A user can quickly enter a space to see the devices and their states. Apart from the basic toggle contols, he can create snapshots and automations from a space. He can easily access the device to alter it’s properties. Whether it’s a fancy lighting device or a straight forward utilitarian switch connected to some appliance. It’s just a tap away

Spaces to control
View of Home automation app on mobile 1View of Smart Home automation app on mobile 2
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your lifestyle

With the devices setup in the right spaces, the user starts simple, by assigning values to them. The user can pick devices or combinations of devices to set up repetitive events.

Let start with your daily routine


Be smart and
Save money

The user stays informed of ‘energy hoggers’ in the home, gets electricity bill projections and suggestion on where exactly in the house can the control or minimize usage

User stays informed of ‘energy hoggers’ in the home
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