[SELF IMAGE/ESTEEM, DISCONNECTION & MEDIA REPRESENTATION]
Shawna, Lucas, Kristin
Use text, sketching, digital imaging, photography, etc to explore:
- preliminary ideas for product designs
- storyboard (thumbnail or photo) user experiences.
- NOTE: Post everything in the appropriate category.
- Final image size: 1000 x 530
- You can work at 2x, 3x or 4x scale... but reduce the file to 1,000 x 530 before saving as a jpeg
- Save as JPEG medium to high quality
- Wearable technologies
- Collaborative learning in collaborative learning spaces are becoming the norm in K-12.
- Modular aesthetics: The ability to mix and match digital screens and physical bezels and frames that can appeal to a variety of users.
- Proximity sensing: Actions on digital devices triggered by the proximate location of persons.
- Geolocation: where persons are located in the world
- Vital signs monitoring: heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, etc. that can provide indications of mental states
- Real time data input: aka WAZE
- Real time data processing in the cloud
- Traditional desktop, tablet and phone technology
PROFILING (Sean McManaman)
Imagine you are starting your first day at a new school, and you don't know anyone yet. Everyone is wearing school uniforms and you cant tell much about your classmates. You see a student with the watch themed after your favorite TV show. You talk to them about the show, and it could lead to a great friendship. Could this device help you?
Allowing students to profile themselves with customizable watch faces and and plates, showing interests and helping break the ice with other students.
Wristbands can have changeable stylized plates, to allow kids to adapt and grow their unique personalities.
Students can wear the main module in different ways, depending on what they find comfortable or stylish. It can take the form of a watch, clip, or keychain.
- Students worried about multiple watchband/ pendant options being a distraction and constantly changing the interface
- They liked being able to pick their interface
- They suggested implementing some sort of cool down for it. Suggested that they’d only be able to do one customization at the beginning of the day before heading to school. Or that it would electronically lock onto it’s customization somehow or a special thing to unlock it.
EXPRESSING EMOTIONS (Kristin Carpenter)
If you're having trouble concentrating in class, sharing how you're feeling and how engaged you are, can help the teacher to modify their lesson to suit the classes needs.
- Teacher really liked being able to see the overall mood of the class
Students can select how they are feeling and send a message to the teacher, if they choose to.
Teachers and see how their class is feeling overall and adjust their class appropriately.
They can also see students specific feelings to better know how to help that student.
Imagine you can customize the screen of your device to show an interest or hobby of yours, this can become a great conversation starter and show who in your class has similar interests to you. Each student can change their watch face multiple times per day... depending on the situation.
Devices can go into an idle mode when not in use, students can customize idle screens to display something they are interested in or like. Screens could display symbols from books, shows, movies, bands, games, or hobbies.
- A button to enter idle mode
- Animated screens
- Icons for what you're supposed to be doing
- Solid colors
- Ability to load your own artwork
- Students liked the different customized backgrounds. They were interested in having the screen change to a different picture every once in a while. Some didn't like this idea, as it would become a distraction.
If you were to wear a watch on your wrist all day while at school what type of band would you like for your wrist? Soft like fabric/clothing or firm like plastic? Different types of bands could offer a range of options for comfort and style. All bands can be changed in their widths but not all bands offer the same comfort or support.
- Really positive response from students. They liked being able to change the band to different types and textures
- The favorite band types were leather and the woven nylon.
Softer and pliable. Comes in neutral colors, usually light brown to black, can be dyed.
Water resistant, lightweight and easy on the wrist, soft texture, washable, hypo-allergenic. Color palette limited.
“NASA” style wristbands
(velcro coupled with nylon) this is a wristband that’s size can be altered the most and the easiest.
Woven synthetic nylon for comfort, elasticity and durability. Lightweight material. Any colors but the pattern is limited to the woven style.
Soft plastic wristband
Pliable but durable, can be made in different firmness depending on the type of plastic used. Can be a wild range of colors and patterns.
Different types of leather can be different types of durability, firmness, durability and color.
the softest of all the wristband types. In some styles, the band is secured by the wearer tying it together for a loose or tight fit or anything in between while others aren't as changeable but they're still as soft. Wide variety of colors.
Not very secure but can come in all sorts of sizes. Not usually adjustable. Wide variety of colors and patterns. Soft rubber to be easy on the wrists.
The watch would be on your wrist for your whole school day. What would be too big? Too small?