Reimagining the waking up experience

Poly is a smartphone controlled alarm clock that aims to help its user to regulate his/her sleeping cycle with a simple and effective way. It is shaped as an icosahedron which has 20 faces. Every morning, a random face keeps blinking with a random sound, until the user finds that face and puts Poly down on it. Poly can also warn the user that it is time to go to bed for him/her to get enough sleep.

Poly

Advisors: Bahar Sener-Pedgley, Owain Pedgley

Duration: 3 Months (Fall 2013)

Tools: Metaio + Junaio, Augment, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D printing

Process

Co-creation workshop

The team invited the research participants to join a co-creation workshop. We briefly introduced the runner experience model and our key insights and spent eight minutes on each “How Might We” statements. We created about fifty ideas and grouped them on a 2x2 matrix with one axis indicating the value for runners and the other axis showing the feasibility . The high user value and high viability quadrant became our primary focus. 

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Acting Interactions & Prototyping

After understanding what kind of data I have access to, I sketched out some quick ideas and later iterated on them with software tools. At this point I did not use any real data, I just focused on designing the visualization.

Creating User Scenarios

The team invited the research participants to join a co-creation workshop. We briefly introduced the runner experience model and our key insights and spent eight minutes on each “How Might We” statements. We created about fifty ideas and grouped them on a 2x2 matrix with one axis indicating the value for runners and the other axis showing the feasibility . The high user value and high viability quadrant became our primary focus. 

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Final Product

After understanding what kind of data I have access to, I sketched out some quick ideas and later iterated on them with software tools. At this point I did not use any real data, I just focused on designing the visualization.

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How it works

After understanding what kind of data I have access to, I sketched out some quick ideas and later iterated on them with software tools. At this point I did not use any real data, I just focused on designing the visualization.

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Using AR to Present the Project

After understanding what kind of data I have access to, I sketched out some quick ideas and later iterated on them with software tools. At this point I did not use any real data, I just focused on designing the visualization.

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