Circadian Connected Device & Mobile App
PROJECT TYPE: IoT Connected Device, Mobile App
PROJECT LENGTH: 3 weeks
Circadian is a WiFi enabled bedside lamp that helps people wind down for sleep, and wake up feeling rested by mimicking the rising and setting of the sun.
Almost everyone I know struggles with falling asleep, and waking up feeling rested. Our environment plays a huge part in our sleep cycle. What if by using technology we could alter our sleeping environment to help us hack the biological processes that aid with getting restful sleep?
WHAT I DID
I stared by talking with people about their sleep habits and rituals. Then I did some secondary research around environments, and the biology behind sleep.
I used this research to ideate, sketching and storyboarding concepts for how technology could improve sleep quality. I started by prototyping the physical product. first with paper and velum, next using arduino, connected light bulbs, 3D printed objects and laser cut acrylic. Then I explored how gestures can be used to interact with the light.
Once I had the form factor solidified, I focused on the app experience. I sketched screens and user flows, then moved these into sketch. Finally I made an interactive prototype using Principal to illustrate the main functionality of the app.
WHAT I LEARNED
This project was all about using prototypes to explore different directions of a concept, as well as using them align others to a shared vision of a product. My biggest take away was that a prototype is a tool for conversation. It is the quickest way to get feedback about the direction of your work, and to understand how your concept measures up in the real world.