IASO

Type
Description

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.

Collaborator

Christian Ignacio

Alan Xu

Madeleine Pelson

Javad Goudarzi

My Roles

UX Design

Visual Design

Tools

Adobe Illustrator

After Effects

Final Cut Pro X

Health & Disability 

Research

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.

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US Statistics - 74.6 million people have a physical condition

  • Arthritis

  • Amputation

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Etc

Physical Activity

  • 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

Research

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

  • Sleep monitor

  • Heart rate monitor

  • Track body fat, weight, and progress over time

  • Activity alerts

Project Inspiration

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
Apple Watch

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WAVIO

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Apple Watch

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Apple Watch Series 4 Nike Plus

  • Features a handy VoiceOver tool to navigate the OS without touch

  • Taptic feedback engine

WAVIO

  • Project of a California based startup to assist deaf people to retain control and autonomy over their homes

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  • 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

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Video Ideation Sketch
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Concept Phase

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.  

Visual Design

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. 

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