So I had one of those nights – The nights where you cant switch off and you have an epiphany right before you fall asleep repetitively till 5am – you know the type…. If you don’t – I envy you.
It occurred to me that yes the aesthetic is a hugely important part of the design and it does influence HOW people react to the object – but mainly the project is about the data that it conveys and how it makes people feel.
Given this interaction I thought it would be really cool to be able to demonstrate the products effects on how it makes the user feel. Therefore I came up with the ingenious plan of creating a beta prototype that will allow the product to be tested on a basic level with a user – who can then feed back to me how it made them feel or even changed their behaviour.
Therefore I created from the plans of the opensource Picase a module that would allow the information to be displayed in a very simple way. This means that the design can be made and released to my willing voulenteer in a neat little package (hopefully).
The holes on top of the probe will be used as indicator LED’s; I’m hoping to have the prototype fully functional and ready to be adopted by the end of the weekend.