Nest Learning Thermostat
Manufacturer: Nest Labs
Nest Learning Thermostat learns your daily cooling and heating habits and programs itself accordingly. The more you use it, the more it learns. The interface is bold and graphic—no more squinting to read inscrutable text and digits. The screen glows blue when Nest is cooling and red when it is heating. A little green leaf appears when it is saving energy. Interacting with Nest is wonderfully intuitive—a stainless steel outer ring is the manual control for changing temperature. It moves smoothly, with just enough resistance to indicate functionality. It connects to your wireless network so that you can program it remotely on your computer, phone, or tablet.
FRED BOULD was born in Pittsburgh in 1964 and educated at Carnegie-Mellon University (BFA 1987) followed by three years of consulting with several influential London design studios. Engineering studies were pursued at Stanford University (MS 1995) after which he founded his design practice. Bould has taught at Stanford University and California College of the Arts.