One of the biggest advantages to the Kjendra system is the simplicity of the user interface.
All devices use a single user interface. This means that users will no longer have to learn new interfaces for each new device. Not only does this reduce setup time, but it also prevents confusion with the interface. One of the largest roadblocks to people adopting new technology is fear of the unknown. Having this single, simple, unified interface will ensure that this fear is subsided and that customers will be quick to go for a Kjendra-enabled solution with confidence that it will interact the same as all of their other Kjendra-enabled devices.
Another advantage to the Kjendra user interface is the organization structure. Many solutions currently available on the market right now have all devices in one massive list or very generic categories. This is fine if you only have ten devices. However, when a very large number of devices become part of this ecosystem, a single list or overly generic categories not only become too overwhelming, but also too restrictive. Kjendra’s interface allows all devices of a specific type to be grouped together. Manufacturers can add features to their devices and all their devices of that type will be added to the list of just those devices. We call it the Kjendra Pods, and not only does it make it less restrictive for manufacturers who want to determine the features available for their devices, but it makes it easier than ever for users to manage their devices. Even better – even as manufacturers add features to their Kjendra Pods, the look of the controls fit seamlessly into the user interface of Kjendra, ensuring that all those new features exist without any learning curve for users of the system.
We developed the Kjendra user interface using the same values that we used in every other part of our design – efficiency, reliability, and simplicity. And what came out of the design is unlike anything else on the market – beautifully simple and amazingly powerful and flexible.