Our team sought to inspire motivation, prevent moments of stagnation, and build upon existing relationships within homes during the Covid-19 lockdown. Our project brief called for designing a connected ecosystem of devices that can be experienced beyond phone screens.
Catalysts are a connected system of interfaces that can be placed in a common space of a shared home. The products aim to motivate people by elevating relationships and shared experiences.
— 5 weeks — Interface Design Class — In collaboration with Verli Chen and Michael Owyang
— Research Methods — Concept Development — Interaction Prototyping — Storyboard Illustration — Product Specs — Presentation Writing
This project page is currently under construction! Our team's final deliverables are below— more details coming soon!
This project was my first experience working 100% remotely. Our team emphasized flexibility and empathy with one another as we were each adjusting to the ways in which our world was changing. When we hit a roadblock midway through developing a concept, we evaluated our options and made a crucial pivot together. Although, we couldn't 3D prototype our design the way we would have liked, this was a greatlearning experience in how to communicate design ideas on the fly and how to be scrappy and innovative.