My greatest core belief as a designer is that having persistence is the key to creating something that will inspire change.
I have my BFA in Web Design and New Media from the Academy of Art University. My hobbies include photography and digital imaging, which enables me to bring a unique perspective into my work.
Bronze / Academy of Art
Spring Show '20
-> Iot & UI/UX design
Oso is an IoT smart sleeping solution that will promote a good night’s sleep by intuitively balancing the overall environment of light, sound, aroma, and temperature for the user.
Jake Herbig, Project Manager
UX Research, Writing, and Visual Design.
Eriq Huang, Product Design Lead
Research and development of an IoT sleeping solution.
Emily Ho, UI/UX Lead
UX Research, Writing, and Visual Design.
Formerly Hatch Baby, the new Hatch Rest is a baby sound machine and audio monitor. The product comes in two models, $60 for the standard and $90 for the deluxe.
The Two-way Audio Monitor gives parents the ability to talk and listen to their children call for them.
Being Alexa-Enabled allows for the adjustment of lights and volume without lifting a single finger.
Wifi Connection gives the user control from anywhere, even when away.
Addition of an extra button for customizing a cycle for the lights.
Have the option for the user to play custom tracks or other bedtime music.
Ability to dim the lights when it is time to go to bed to darken the room.
Win cool and funny stickers for waking up at a certain time. Toonie is a free alarm app that can make your day brighter with cute animations.Goal-oriented people who appreciate small incentives and funny toons.
It provides an incentive-based rewards system to motivate users to wake up on time.
Interactive UI animations that graphically explain different features of the app.
The ability to instantly share achievements or fun stickers with friends and family.
Include more metrics to track productivity and wake up consistency.
Work on becoming Siri enabled to promote a “hands-free” experience.
Attempt to reach a new marketing strategy to grow the products user base.
Is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person's circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle, see below) is delayed from the typical day/night cycle. People with delayed sleep phase have a natural tendency to go to bed and wake up later.
Can be defined as a person’s internal clock that regulates a normal sleep/wake cycle based on solar time. This process works by transmitting light information from the retina to the suprachiasmatic nucleus, which helps regulate about 40% of the body’s activities.
There are more than 80 different sleep disorders. Most adults need about 7–8 hours each night; sleep disorders are conditions that disturb a person’s normal sleep patterns.
-> 8-year sleep apnea patient
Must do a sleep study every few years to have insurance pay (out of pocket + $1000) for a new CPAP because she has mild sleep apnea.
-> Director UCSF Cardiology
A standard medical-grade EKG gives 12 readings vs 1 that an Apple Watch gives.
-> Department of Medicine, UAB
The EKG feature on the Apple Watch is new and doctors are worried about the precision.
It can take medical professionals years to get a product market ready for serious sleeping disorders. Putting a custom experience in the hands of the average consumer, without proper regulation, can be dangerous for the user’s health.
As a group, we decided to target a wider audience based on findings from the preliminary research. To appeal to the new target market, the IoT solution will have to pass on more serious sleeping problems to focus on more common sleep disorders.
Most users use a device to relax before going to bed and have a hard time keeping a consistent sleep pattern.
Keeping the IoT device small and with a minimalistic design will help push overall customer satisfaction.
People want to be woken up gradually with whatever solution we apply to the IoT product.
After we made some initial assumptions to help us better understand our users. Throughout testing notes and feedback were taken into consideration for each round of iteration.
Building an IoT device was an immense challenge, but the most important thing we took into consideration when building the prototype, was implementing sustainable design.