Clear Castle is a futuristic house system for the householder to see the infrastructure of the house directly. With Clear Castle, the householder can easily observe water and electricity consumption and fix plumbing system issues.
The theme of this project is Digital Twin. A Digital Twin is a digital copy of a physical system. Digital Twin refers to the simulation of a physical system, similar to an information platform system.
The project plan includes concept development, research, branding, design, and the final concept video and prototypes.
RIT Spring 2020
"Clear Castle…. Know your home, clearly."
Today, many families have their smart home systems, such as Google Nest, Amazon Alexa, and Samsung Smart-things. People can control their home electronic devices, lighting, and security systems through their smart terminals or mobile phones.
But what if these devices break down? What if there is a problem with the infrastructure of the house itself? Before repairing or replacing damaged parts, people will have to face long waiting times and multiple visits by maintenance technicians. Clear Castle aims to solve these problems.
Clear Castle is a system for the householder to know their home clearly. With Clear Castles, users can directly see how the infrastructure of the house works, such as electrical systems, plumbing systems, and heating systems. When any issue happened, Clear Castle can use a hologram to guide the users to fix the problem step by step.
National House Maintenance Costs 2018
American Housing Survey (AHS) shows that “The national aggregate cost of addressing reported housing deficiencies at $126.9 billion in 2018, with an average repair cost among households with repair needs of roughly $2,920.”
2. User Interview
3. Competitive Analysis
Most of the current smart home systems only can show the things that can directly see in the homes, such as lighting, locks, security cameras, appliances, and thermostats.
A hologram house system lets the householder view the infrastructure of the house directly. With Clear Castle, the householder can easily observe water and electricity consumption and fix infrastructure issues.
1. Introduce Clear Castle, and show an overview of the house system:
Plumbing System Hologram + Water Consumption
Heating System Hologram + Temperature Statistics
Electrical System Hologram + Energy History
2. Small problems that users can solve by themselves:
Temperature Change Warning
Plumbing System Clean Notification
3. Problems requiring maintenance workers + appointment
The system will help users to replace an electric fuse step by step. Users also can make an appointment with just one bottom tap, and a technician will come to fix the problem.
Storyboard & House Plan
Home | Comfortable | Peaceful | Relax