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Partner: Kwela Sabine Hermanns

Brief

Our research team conducted contextual research on the ideal experience of sleep in collaboration with leading Lextant, a human-centered research consultancy based in the USA. We focused on rising sleeping concerns among people by conducting a variety of research methods such as Lextant's sensory que, cultural probes, field interviews, and observations. We come up with a framework that illustrates what the ideal experience of sleep feels like.

Solution

AURORA

Based on the research, I have come up with solution which can help millennials to set mood to calm down before they go to bed.

 

Aurora an IOT connected app designed for comfort sleep experience. The user can change the environment of the bed room based on their mood.

Aurora is aimed at enhancing the user’s mood after long work hours. It incorporates a variety of features that are grounded in contextual research and are known to have a positive impact on one’s mood, hence sleep. These features help users relax and alleviate stress, positive affirmations or quotes to inspire and uplift users and prepare them for better sleep.

Foggy Lake

Timelines

    Discovery        

4 weeks 

Secondary research
1. Sensing trends & facts
2. Stakeholder analysis
3. Questionnaire guide
4. Literature reviews

Primary research
1. Field observations
2. Cultural Probes
3.Sensury Que
4. Dairy Studies
5. Field Interviews

Define

6 weeks 

Design

2 weeks 

Data analysis

  1. Data syntheses

  2. Persona development

  3. Empathy mapping

  4. Journey mapping

  5. Research insights

  6. Magazine preparation 

Hi-Fi prototype

Report presentation

  1. Report Presentation

  2. Magazine Presentation

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Primary research

Feather

Data syntheses

How data has been synthesized

RAW DATA

INSIGHTS

PATTERN RECOGNISATION

USER'S STORIES

Persona

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Sofia, Sr. Software developer

Age: 36

Status: Mom, work from home

Hobby: Reading/ watching movies

User Story

As a software developer who works from home, I spend more than 14 hours a day on my computer. My day starts with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, which is my constant companion as I navigate through lines of code. Being an active social media follower, I take short breaks to catch up on the latest trends and updates from my network. These breaks also serve as my 'smoke breaks', a habit I'm trying to quit but find solace in during intense coding sessions. Despite my love for coding and the satisfaction it brings, it has taken a toll on my sleep. The long hours in front of the screen often lead to late nights and disrupted sleep patterns. This has made me realize the importance of a balanced lifestyle and I am actively looking for ways to improve my work-life balance and ensure better sleep.

Pain points

Can't avoid computer as it's her income source

Sleep Pattern is not consistent

Phone addition before sleep

WFH anxieties

Long time sitting

Motivation

Attitudes

Cooking for family

Emotional experience

Convenience and safety

Social

Stress out and hopeful

Disappointed

Workholic

Framework Insights

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Mental & Emotional

Based on our research studies, we found that mental and emotional health play a significant role in the quality of sleep. These findings reflects desires of our participant to maintain mental and emotional well-being for a better sleeping experience.

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Physical & Environments

Our research findings indicate that physical and environmental conditions significantly influence the quality of sleep. Our research participants expressed their desire to have better light conditions to set their moods to prepare for sleep. Participants expressed their desire to be free from worries before going to bed.

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Problem Definition

The constant exposure to technology have provided millennials with unprecedented access to information and a platform for global communication. However, this constant connectivity also comes with its own set of challenges. The digital world can often blur the lines between personal and professional life, leading to stress and anxiety. The pressure to be constantly available and responsive has been leading to feelings of being overwhelmed.

Foggy Lake

Inspiration

Proposal

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Design Solution

Morphism glass effect

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Design System

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Typography

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Blue Gradient

App user flow

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TESTING METHODS

Evaluate ease of use of the application, particularly

Cloudy Fog

User interface design

Interaction experience

User experience

USER TESTING: SCENARIOS

PATH TEST

Imagine you are tired and would like to calm down before you sleep. You want to change the sleeping mood. Using this app, demonstrate how you would find you do it.

NAVIGATION

Help us understand about the interaction experience

VIABILITY

What are your impressions of this app and do you think this app will help you to prepare for better sleep?

EXPERIENCE/ PAINPOINTS/ FEEDBACK

What would be a great addition to this app to make it better?

User experience evaluation

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Notable Quotes

We conducted usability testing on the product to gain our participant's valuable feed

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Shikaru, 34

Ayushi, 38

Christine, 39

"I think, that fog effect is really calming and giving mesmerizing effect"

"Its touch points are less which is good otherwise what is the point if we keep looking at phone to operate app to sleep"

"This app UI has cozy interface which is helping me calm down my thoughts"

Features

Features

Aurora an IOT connected app designed for comfort sleep experience. The user can change the environment of the bed room based on their mood.

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Bring nature close to you

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24/7 Support

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Calming interface

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IOT Connected

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Change your mood

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Minimalistic user interface

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Change your mood

Aurora is aimed at enhancing the user’s mood after long work hours. It incorporates a variety of features that are grounded in contextual research and are known to have a positive impact on one’s mood, hence sleep. These features help users relax and alleviate stress, positive affirmations or quotes to inspire and uplift users and prepare them for better sleep.

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IOT Connected app

Aurora is integrated with Internet of Things (IoT) technology, enabling seamless connectivity and interaction with our smart devices” refers to an application that leverages the power of IoT. 

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Minimalistic user interface design

Our application is characterized by a minimalistic user interface design. This design philosophy prioritizes simplicity and functionality, reducing the interface to its most essential elements. By eliminating unnecessary components and focusing on what truly matters to the user, we’ve created an intuitive and streamlined user experience. The clean, uncluttered design not only makes the application aesthetically pleasing, but also enhances usability and user satisfaction. Users can navigate through the app effortlessly, accomplishing their tasks with ease and efficiency. Overall, our minimalistic user interface design contributes to a seamless, user-friendly experience that aligns with modern design trends.”

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