Sustainability | Mobile Experience
Design a Suite of Digital Companion Apps for Siemens’ New Line of Consumer Battery Storage Systems
Siemens, a well-known name in the heavy-duty energy management industry, now expands to the commercial market by introducing its new line of consumer battery storage systems. Siemens teamed up with zigzag to tap into today's data-savvy consumer market and develop a best-in-class digital energy management experience. Zigzag not only worked to envision the digital experience, but also helped Siemens with implementing multi-channel applications in an agile manner. After a robust period of development and testing, the Junelight system was launched in Jan 2019 and it is now available in the German market.
"Your personal hub to observe and control everything that happens within your Smart Battery – all with just a tap of your finger."
The best moment of a project is when you see your efforts come to life. Thanks to the great work from both our team and the Siemens development team, Junelight was successfully released at the end of 2019 on both the App Store and Google Play. Within a few months it was already acknowledged for its excellence with an iF Award 2019 in the Communication discipline.
To make a consistent digital experience, the team came up with a design system respecting Siemens's core brand values. This empowered Siemens to scale up the development of the app into multiple digital channels. The team delivered a reusable code library and UI toolkit that could be easily used within both web and app contexts.
In a connected digital world, data is ubiquitous. The true potential of data lies in deriving insights from it. The Siemens Power 3 presents a rich and comprehensible data visualization with enough context for novice consumers to get a bird's eye view. It also enables power users and expert technicians to dive deep into the numbers and related events to make informed decisions.
Configuring a device can be intimidating when presented with numerous controls described in technical terms. The app simplifies these controls by prioritizing and presenting the most important ones to the consumer. A larger number of controls are still available for providing technicians an extra edge when servicing customers remotely.