How do you design a home automation system?
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What do you mean by a home automation system? Is this a home security system? Smart home system that helps control the consumption of your utilities – water, electricity, gas etc? Can you provide a little more clarity?

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Let’s say it’s a system that enables you to have a smart home. It can control lighting, heating, electricity, security, air conditioning, etc
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Hi there – really liked the solution.
Loved how you asked clarifying questions and defined the scope of the product first. You showed your framework for designing systems and then started outlining pain points that you need to solve. You then went on to describe features, prioritization framework – which is all good.
I had trouble understanding feature #2 – What do you mean by that?
The only things I would add are:
1. The capability to add customer goals – What is an acceptable efficiency limit for a control/device? The user should be able to say – this is my current electricity usage and I would like to lower it by 20% or keep it as x utilization per month. So – the capability to set threshholds by a user would be good upfront.
2. The other thing could be – the machine could do a quick assessment of utility consumption and then recommend where efficiencies can be easily achieved or where the customer needs to get a new device/change something manually.
3. You could also gamify the experience by showing how people like me (the customer) are saving money and how I am doing better/worse than my neighbors?

I also had trouble understanding the prioritization framework as WordPress does not allow you to show tables. But overall great answer!
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I can't seem to find this answer..is it deleted?
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First I would ask what “Home Automation system” is.Interviewer: Let’s say it’s a system that enables you to have a smart home. It can control lighting, heating, electricity, security, a…See more

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2 . This feature allows the system to automatically detect the device and download the correct UI and feature list for that device
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I would also add a YouTube video link that is accessed via the application that explains the application and its usage step by step. I would rate this H L H L. This would be implemented.
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