nxakt wrote:As I said in my post, there is a lot that can be innovated and bettered in a climate control system panel. "A thermostat for example, of all the development that you might put into improving the function/design of the climate control and monitoring experience, the ABS box is the last thing that needs yet another designy variation." The absolute least important part of any scenario I can imagine in this regard would be the border/box surrounding the LCD or OLED panel. Lots of work to be done on the UX, which would be challenging and worthwhile.
What if I don't want a clunky ABS box mounted to the wall of my hallway controlling my Furnace / AC. It's a pretty prominent device that cannot be concealed (in most case) without considerable work. I'd say that the design of the housing is just as important as the UI and LCE/OLED panel. I have to look at it every single day after all.