Team of 6

A project that confronts contemporary consumer, societal and technological design challenges. Sense making user research and synthesis of problem understanding evolving into product design solutions that explore digital and physical aspects of user experiences.

Hospice care is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's pain and symptoms. Staff members and family members try to attend to their emotional and spiritual needs while their loved ones experience the pain and stress of knowing they have a limited amount of time. Many patients spend the majority of their time reminiscing about their life with both friends, family and themselves.

 

We as a multidisciplinary design team wanted to explore how we could enhance the overall story telling experience so that the patient is not only able to share their memories with their loved ones but also allow those family and friends to take those memories back home with them and remember their loved one's legacy.

Product Design

User Experience

User Interface Design

BCI Temple Pod

 

This device would sit on the temple of the narrator as they tell their story. This along with the user's synced social media pages, pictures and videos will help create the visualizations of the memory as the user is telling it in real time.

Petals

 

This is a hand-held device that both the story teller and listener will hold as they are either narrating a memory or listening to a memory. The petals contain haptic sensors that change colour, temperature and textures to simulate events/visualizations occurring during the narration of the memory.

Charging port/Base/Projector

 

This holds the petals in place while they are not in use and charges them simultaneously. The centre of the base also contains the projection device that helps create the visualizations of the memories through a hologram like experience. Petals: This is a hand-held device that both the story teller and listener will hold as they are either narrating a memory or listening to a memory. 

Process

Hospice care is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's pain and symptoms. Staff members and family members try to attend to their emotional and spiritual needs while their loved ones experience the pain and stress of knowing they have a limited amount of time. Many patients spend the majority of their time reminiscing about their life with both friends, family and themselves.

 

We as a multidisciplinary design team wanted to explore how we could enhance the overall story telling experience so that the patient is not only able to share their memories with their loved ones but also allow those family and friends to take those memories back home with them and remember their loved one's legacy.

Team of 6

A project that confronts contemporary consumer, societal and technological design challenges. Sense making user research and synthesis of problem understanding evolving into product design solutions that explore digital and physical aspects of user experiences.

Product Design

User Experience

User Interface Design

BCI Temple Pod

 

This device would sit on the temple of the narrator as they tell their story. This along with the user's synced social media pages, pictures and videos will help create the visualizations of the memory as the user is telling it in real time.

Petals

 

This is a hand-held device that both the story teller and listener will hold as they are either narrating a memory or listening to a memory. The petals contain haptic sensors that change colour, temperature and textures to simulate events/visualizations occurring during the narration of the memory.

Charging port/Base/Projector

 

This holds the petals in place while they are not in use and charges them simultaneously. The centre of the base also contains the projection device that helps create the visualizations of the memories through a hologram like experience. Petals: This is a hand-held device that both the story teller and listener will hold as they are either narrating a memory or listening to a memory.