Packaging design for Peruvian Chocolatier, Death by Xoko.
Interaction Design Class Project in Collaboration with ASUS
A proposed scenario and product system for monitoring the safety of the elderly while left at home alone. This project explored visual storytelling, interface and interaction design.
The project was part of an interaction design class in collaboration with the company ASUS. The main objective was to generate product concepts for the home.
ROLE | Research, design and production
DATE | Spring 2015
Research & Insights
Performed interviews with 10 people and conducted a survey to understand what pain points were people experiencing while leaving their elderly parent at home alone. Additionally, there was also exploration of different existing products in the market to monitor general home safety.
The main insight was that people that leave their elderly parent at home alone experience anxiety and worry about the situation, they would like to be able to more closely monitor and receive alerts if there is a concerning situation while they are away.
Create a persona from the research insights, understand and organize information about the experience and context for use by completing an Experience Matrix and an Ecosystem Diagram.
After the research and analysis from information gathered, it was determined that there was a need for a system that comprehensively monitors the physical safety of the home and its inhabitants. This system should be simple and unobtrusive. This system should be able to alert those at home if a concerning situation arises, but also capable of informing someone located remotely. The product can be customized to different house/apartment sizes, layouts and specific needs. The product becomes a tool that is noticeable only when it needs to act upon a safety situation.
The next step was to start developing initial concepts for potential solutions. After an idea concept was identified, wireframes were created to start envisioning the details for the proposed idea.
The idea & Scenario for proposed product System
A product system that comprehensively monitors the physical safety of the home and its inhabitants. Comprised by an indoor drone, wireless sensors and an application to control the system and receive information.
The video narrative walk through was presented to the ASUS Director of Experience. The making of the video involved developing a narrative and visual assets to show interactions with the product.
Visual design for the phone application interface. Some of the main features include: ability to customize the system for specific needs, creating preventive safety tasks for the system to perform, access to live video feed for home spaces, alerts for concerning situations and immediate call button.