Family Social Network
Contextual-awareness plus surfacing computing system to increase family engagement, connectivity and organization
This project was a self-driven project into an area of personal interest. During the length of the project I worked to use mixed methods to explore the problem.
I decided to explore how families use technology to stay organized, connected. Combining that understanding with contextual-awareness, mobile device and surface computing.
To get initial stakeholder approval I used persona hypothesis, a survey and scenario based concept video.
Mixed methods were used to represent the data and lead to deeper understanding of family’s lives and identify design themes.
Activity maps for several families converged the data into a representation that helped identify the gaps. Theses areas of opportunity were vast but I settled on one and created a paper prototype that were tested with families. To communicate the design concept I created storyboards and video for an archetypal family using the social family network.
This project was entirely my responsibility from concept to completion including research and interaction design.
Successful proof of concept: Families desired a system to stay connected, organized and understands the families’ current and potential contexts.
Literature Review, Pilot Study, Surveys, Ethnography, Storyboards, Scenarios, Video, Diary, Paper Prototypes, Activity Theory, AEIOU, Mental Maps, Experience Maps, Activity Maps, Survey, Persona Hypothesis, Personas, Scenarios, Task Analysis, Literature Review.