Course project for
B IMD 352
Feb 19th to Mar 14th 2019
IASO is a video prototype project for smart watch that is designed especially for people with disabilities. However, anyone could use IASO to mentor their health in a brand new experience. With IASO, we introduce a fitness experience tailored to users specific needs in order to mold users into the healthiest version possible.
Final Cut Pro X
Health & Disability
Our objective is to design the experience of fitness and healthy living so that it is personalized, positive, and revolutionary for everyone even people with disabilities. Thus, we are strive to design for one to expand to many. Since there are numbers of fitness/ smart watches for health purposes on the market already, research process stimulates us to design what makes IASO different from the all the existing fitness/ smart watches on the market.
US Statistics - 74.6 million people have a physical condition
People with disabilities are reported to be inactive during the week
Selected Sensory Problems
Number of adults with hearing trouble: 37.8 million
Percent of adults with hearing trouble: 15.4%
Number of adults with vision trouble: 25.5 million
Percent of adults with vision trouble: 10.4%
People with disabilities make up the largest minority group of the US
Wearable Wristbands With Pairable Apps
Currently, there are a wide variety of wearable wristbands available in the market, such as, Under Armour, Fitbit, Speedo, Garmin, Apple, and more. Despite the wide variety of wearable wristbands and fitness apps available in the current market, majority of the wristbands collect the same type of data and are inherently ableist by not including features or data for potential users with physical disabilities.
These devices collect the following health metrics
Calorie burn calculator
Heart rate monitor
Track body fat, weight, and progress over time
Our objective is to design the experience of fitness and healthy living so that it is personalized, positive, and revolutionary for everyone even people with disabilities. Thus, we are strive to design for one to expand to many. Since there are numbers of fitness/ smart watch for health purposes on the market already, research process stimulates us to design what makes IASO different from the all the existing fitness/ smart watches on the market.
Apple Watch Series 4 Nike Plus
Features a handy VoiceOver tool to navigate the OS without touch
Taptic feedback engine
Project of a California based startup to assist deaf people to retain control and autonomy over their homes
South Korean startup building smartwatches for the blind.
Telling time using braille on the watch
Understanding the User
To further expand the product design of IASO, we did a user interview that allowed us to design the experience of fitness and healthy living for everyone, including people with disabilities. Thus, we did 3 personas with different health conditions that helps us to identify the user's needs, pain points and goals.
Recognize the problem area
Understand user's needs, pains point and goals
Expand and explore the opportunities for IASO
Video Ideation Sketch
Originally, we wanted to create an app that is connected to medical nano bot to mentor user's health as a speculative design for our group project. After project critique, we decided to design beyond Internet of Things thus we got rid of IASO app and focus on the product experience.
My role as an interaction/ visual designer, I have chose to create a sleek futuristic hologram that contains users health condition and activity alert/ pop up notification to remind users to take some rest and get hydrated when is needed.