The making of the Nero SM101 electric meter

Overview• Process

Looking at electric meters, paying special attention to their structure and ergonomics.

Drawing the first sketches, searching for ideas on how the cover can be opened.

Exploring a number of options. Showing to the client. A direction is determined with symmetrical top and bottom covers.

Creating life-sized mock-ups.

Starting to work on the structure and details.

Creating a quick draft model, presenting visualizations in a real environment. Everything is OK, continuing to work.

Thinking about the details and the layout.

Presenting the final version of the concept, making changes. Simultaneously starting to work on the large three-phase meter.

Exploring reference models and their layout.

Developing the idea of a small meter with its characteristic features.

Studying interfaces, working on display graphics.

Improving the details and the layout.

Preparing the final presentation of the large meter.