+ This project has been published in June 2014 +
# ADAA 2015 Semifinalist
The smart watch is a concept design in 2014. I always have a passion for exploring new territories and designing for future. Wearable technology was hot again in 2014. I wanted to catch that wave to get into this area. That’s why I did this design exploration.
Explore persuasive and user-centered features for smart watches.
SELECTED UI MOCKUPS
1. Show navigation at a glance
Problem: Do you enjoy the navigation experience on phones when walking? Familiar with this scenario:
Take phones out from pockets >> hold them on hands to check the ways >> put them back >> take them out from pockets again >>….
Why should we suffer from that?
Proposal: For more convenient experience, watches allow users glancing their directions just on their wrist.
2. For workouts
Problem: Holding sensors on workout machines is not convenient and safe during users’ workouts.
Proposal: That’s why I thought the workout feature is worth exploring.
Moto 360 in 2015.
Samsung Gear S2 in 2015. It allows users scrolling around its edge to set parameters.
3. User-centered IoT functionality
Problem: Tired of setting air-conditioners to adjust the temperature for your comfort manually?
Proposal: How might this watch controls the air-conditioner automatically based on your body condition?
4. Music controller
Problem: Do you like playing some music to help you sleep? Have you worried about that your music would keep playing after you fell asleep? Do that worries keep you awake?
Proposal: The watch will turn off your music automatically when it detects that you have fallen asleep.
5. Button, at a better position.
Problem: It is not natural and comfortable when pressing the physical button placing at 3 o’clock position.
Proposal: I changed the button’s position for helping users press it naturally.
I’ve done this project in 2014. Moto 360 changed its design in 2015.