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Deal with Daily Stress 51744 - Research Methods for Human-centered Design Zhaochang He | Spring 2013 | Conceptualization

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Mental Health is an important issue,

Nearly one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression, anxiety disorders or another mental health ailment at some point in their life

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About one in 17 Americans currently has a serious mental illness

From the Territory map

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The reasons causing the stress are various The way to deal with the stress is various as well

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We should deal with it more actively

Inactive Do nothing

Passive Sleep early

Find a solution

Listen to music

Anticipate the future

Do exercising

Psychology service

Reading Talk to friends Talk to parents Watch movies

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From the participatory research

Rate your emotions every two hours 1234567

+ “I feel__because__ _____________.” “I want to______.”

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The users are asked to record their emotions

I feel uncomfortable because I was awake all night. I want to get sleep but I can not.

I feel a little bit uneasy because I failed to solve the excel problem. I want to tackle them before I start the test.

I feel confortable because I am lying in bed and ready to sleep. I want to_____________

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, but recording is not easy...

What is your emotional curve? •I am in a bad mood all day long. •My emotion can be very different in a single day. •I can be happy immediately, I can feel very negative immediately as well

•Recording by myself is not easy, let the system do it for me. •The reason for stress is various. The solutions for stress is various as well. The form of stress is also various.

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Maybe Moody Ring can help

Smart Moody Ring

Emotion Dairy Data

Your emotion curve 100 50 0

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By providing biofeedback and stress management

Have a fun real time biofeedback Know themselves better Improve their emotion curve Provide a way to manage their stress

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Panic Control

Why a ring? Is it for girls? I like the recommendation part. I would like to listen to some healthy advice for me to express my stress.

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Stress Recorder

I know what I feel now, so why need a mobile app to tell me what my emotion is?

Waistband notification

The data looks good, but I may not look at it.

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Competitive Analysis

Competitive Analysis

emWave® The emWave® PC Stress Relief System is a highly engaging program that provides intriguing bio-feedback graphics by HeartMath's patented heart rhythm monitor.

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Competitive Analysis Stress Check App By measuring your heart rate through the camera and light features on your iPhone, Stress Check can estimate your level of stress in real time.

Can I try it?

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Wow it is so interesting! How did this app know my stress level?

Personal Interests and Curiosity

New Concept


Enable User Input


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Social Engagement

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New Concept ear phone + mobile app

Sensor built in the earphone

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The earphone can send data to the mobile application

New Concept

Michael is very stressful

Headset senses his heart rate

It asks help from his emergency contact Saturday, May 4, 2013

He uses the headset to listen music

It detects his stress level is high.

His friends calls to express care

BJ Fogg's Behavior Model

Motivation Ability Triggers

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BJ Fogg's Behavior Model


Three Core Motivators: Sensation, Anticipation, and Social Cohesion. Each of these has two sides: pleasure/pain, hope/fear, acceptance/rejection.Â


Make behavior simpler to do


Tell people to “do it now Cue, prompt, call to action, request

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•User control to record health •Positive feedback(achievement) to encourage user to to a better job(pleasure) •Panic attack, stressful situation, fear of getting worse, need help •Social Engagement (monitor the stress level for your husband, child, besties,

New Concept

parents) -- anticipation

•Professional help(tips/ recommendations)


•Detect heart rate and send signal to the iphone app •Voice instruction & control, hands free, eyes free •Portable •Ocean weave on the iphone screen •Gravity sensing technology that can detect the user is really doing some exercise


•When you are very stressful and maybe endanger, the device will call 911 or your emergency contact

•Send notification to remind the user to record (Incoming call) •When you are very stressful and maybe endanger, call 911 or your emergency contact Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thank you 51744 - Research Methods for Human-centered Design Zhaochang He | Spring 2013 | Conceptualization

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Smart Earphone by Zhaochang He  

Smart Earphone is an intelligent digital device with a mobile application that improve user's mental health.

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