UX/UI Design using Arduino
Arduino was used to mimic status, attention and feedback for the product which was designed for the "New Old Age" who were an older generation under the Horizon 2, 5-10 year market, embracing technology, connectivity in the internet of things.
A tackle box attachment was designed to light up (blue) when conditions were ideal for an upcoming weekend fishing trip. It would be used in a system of multiple products. The product is a 2 part system - one being a sensor which is left inside the tackle box and the indicator which is clipped onto the outside of the box.
Natural gesture used to check if there is enough tackle for an upcoming fishing trip would trigger the status. When one tackle box was opened the fish - shaped sensor would cause the LED indicator to change color after 10 seconds - to initiate a fishing trip. All of the product LED-indicators would now glow green, when a second person opened their box for 10 seconds all the boxes would then glow orange and then when the cycle was complete and a third person opened their box - the LED would glow red.
The limit set of 2 people were required to attend a fishing trip so if a 3rd did not confirm after 48 hours a manual method of contact might be pursued by the other 2 attendees. If no one confirmed a fishing trip after 48 hours the system would reset.
The user experience was an attempt to remind older business men who were still employed or self - employed meaning they worked at all hours to take some time out for themselves.
The product was integrated into a system with a hiking shoe that consisted of a geo-tracker. The WiFish was an individual project.
Used to instigate a Fishing trip among busy friends.
Outdoors. Hike. Fish. Remember. Was the system purpose.
Placement of product and how it fits in among other products in similar range.
UX/UI was mocked up using Arduino Red board. The interaction of Status, Attention & Feedback was programmed into an RGB LED & 3 photo-sensors.
2D Laser cut boxes were made to represent tackle boxes in the system and photo sensors places in them to model the functionality of the Arduino.
The electronics had to be encased in a suitable and practically designed product. 2 Part product consists of the sensor (eye of the green fish) sits inside the box with the tackle). White LEDs attached to the clip on to the tackle box.
A colour which was bright - as we were designing for the elderly had to be chosen as it was to be placed among the tackle in the box- where it is dark. The product was designed to be suited to the context. This 3D model has been printed to scale.