Innovating Applications
Innovating Applications for pre-existing technologies with diegetic prototyping

1. Strategy

 

List the abilities and limitations of the technology on one side and contextual applications on the other.

Make appropriate connections to develop ideas to build low-fidelity conceptual prototypes.

2. Diegetic Prototyping

 

Each prototype represents a research question that promises a exploration direction

Inter-communication

Can a traditional letter writing equipment communicate emotions on paper by changing the ink flow when the user is too overwhelmed to convey the feelings through words?

Capturing Memories

Can a camera capture all the emotionally significant memories for you? How will an album of such memories be useful to a user?

Intra-communication

Can olfactory responses triggered from the wearables help catalog significant memories?

Recording Responses

Would people be open to the collection of anonymous biofeedback for commercial purposes?

Empathy

Can objects help cope children with emotional challenges?

3. Field Work 

 

Feedback was collected from the visitors at an exhibition in Providence. The comments were collected on paper chips. The reviews helped in understanding the preference of the future potential user.  The prototypes were tested to understand the preferred direction of the technology.