Visual Organization of Devices and their Relationships

It would be great to be able to visually understand the relationships between locations, hubs, users, device types, groups of devices and devices more intuitively through a graphical tree or other means.

When you start to have multiple users per hub or multiple hubs per location; things begin to get confusing how those relationships are organized. It also gets overwhelming to scroll through a page with pictures of plugs and switches not knowing which is which, especially as the user adds devices.

Offering the user a choice of visual hierarchal organizational trees would be an intuitive way to do this. Some examples:

  • Location tree (could visually look like a tree or a carroted menu but organized with the same mindset as OO objects) Tap MyHome under that is a list of rooms under that is a specific room under that is a specific device (i.e. MyHome.LivingRoom.Outlets.Outlet2 if thinking in terms of OO). Eventually being able to overlay devices on a 2D or 3D view of ones home would be great once 3D scanning of ones home with mobile devices becomes reliable.

  • Hub tree (hierarchal organization of devices by hub). i.e. Hub2.Switches.Switch2.

User access and location to hub relations could be shown in both location tree and hub tree views.

-Nathan

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