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Vivre

A necklace that captures emotional moments for you


Content

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Introduction

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Brainstorming

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Interview

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Persona

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Research

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Ideation

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Final presentation


Intro

Project brief This project sponsored by HTC. Team members include Bobin Gao, Sonia Lui and Siwei Wang. I’m responsible for concept development, product design, wireframing and UI/UX design. The topic of this project is to explore the future of intimacy in 2025.


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Introduction HTC Vivre is a pair of jewelry that monitor couples’ mood and let them experience each other’s daily life to enhance empathy in intimacy.


Brainstorming

Brainstorm Session To kick off the project, we as a class decide to do a brainstorm session. Each team will develop at least 150 ideas that address the future of itimacy.


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Brainstorming

The red heart highlights ideas that are favored by the team and took into further development.

Love Song Writer

Track the location of dating and creates pinned dots on a map in order to devel op couple’s own music pieces.

Love Planning

Address the best time to make love in order to achieve birth control/ prenancy.

Warmth Exchange

A device that allows couple or beloved to share and transfer their body heat simultaneously regardless of distance.

Surroundings

Device to share user’s surrounding environment to their partners.

Secret Talk

Device to let couple communicate thoughts in front of people.

Scent watch

Release partner’s scent when partner wants to be with you.

Bank

Loverʼs Workout

Sensual Massager

Tattoo of Love

Speak Mine

The Amateurʼs Guide

Enlighten Light

Commiment

Loverʼs Code

Surprise Camera

Reactive

Memory Fragrance

Device to develop a healthy financial relationship for couples.

Massager that release oil when in use to create a more sensual experience for lovers.

Device to encourage foreign lovers to learn about each other’s culture and languages.

A light that notify partner when user is frustrated and stressed about life.

Device that help couples develop their own languages.

Wearable camera that creates a time lapse video of a day to share with lover.

A choreographed workout tutorial and equipment that enhance lover’s collaboration.

Wearable device that leaves temporary marks and message sent from the other half on the skin.

A ultimate guide on helping men understand and calculate their partner’s menstruation. It also provide a food checklist to assist men figuring out their partner’s nutrition and emotion needs.

Paired devices that encourage couple to devote into their commiment they made.

Lovers have to input date of their daily life into the camera and wait for surprise photo collage it made.

A vase that collects different fragrance of events.


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Memory Light

Multimedia Walls

Kiss & Bite

Real time health monitoring

Meet at Mirror

Note Deliver

The Pet

Heartbeat Couple Shirt

Shower Massager

Reactive Lingeries

Destination•Surprise

The Moment

Mate Scanner

Scent Memory

Kissenger

Dreaming of You

Milestone

Scent Seeker

Fitness for 2

Jar of Secrets

Intimacy Bubble

Charge Me

Space for PDA

My Day

A light that stores shared memory, the more the memory the brighter the light.

Reward and punishment stimulation of partner’s mood.

Mirror that acts like a two way mirror so long-distance lovers can meet each other as if they are living together.

By owning a cyber pet together to develop sense of commitment.

Massager that encourages more couple activity in the shower.

Checkpoint kiosks will be set up on the street so couple can visit and collect certain check-points to retrieve rewards.

Scan strangers who carries the scanner to browse their profile even on the street.

Tablet that stimulates kissing or other physical interaction

Accessories that record the time couple spends together and react when it reaches certain milestone

polaroid camera that powered by kinetic energy so couple has to exercise or dance to activate it

A public installment to let couples enjoy alone time on the street.

Lounges on the street for couples who cannot help getting intimate

Two synchronized walls that can display writings and pictures from one wall to the other.

Allowing you to keep tack of the health condition (by displaying heart rate, body temperature and etc.) of their beloved one.

Write a note on one’s handset and send it to someone, the person who receive the note would instantly get a printed note much like getting a polaroid film.

A couple shirt with micro sensor and vibrating unit that allow couple to feel the heartbeat of their beloved one.

Lingeries that reacts according to the commands on the mobile app.

Wearable accessories that only turn on when both partner is missing each other.

Device to collect and store shared memory in scent.

Installment that increase the chances to meet the lover in the dreams.

Device that helps user to find mate by defining user’s favorite scent.

Device that collects secrets to encourage lovers understand more about each other.

Phone case with battery that allows lovers to transfer their battery to their love ones

Wearable camera that creates a time lapse video of a day to share with lover.


Brainstorming

Destination: Surprise provides a challenging adventure for couples within the city they live. Kacey and Marc would both have a guiding device to navigate them to the surprise destination, yet both of them only receive half of the guidance therefore they need to communicate and collaborate in order to accomplish the journey and find out where the destination is. The anticipation towards unknown destination would encourage couple to be more excited about their date, and during the journey they would build trust and rapport. When they finally reached the secret destination, the reward is not the surprise but the growth in their relationship after the journey.


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FLOURISHING LOVE

The Flourishing Love is a virtual plants that grows according to the intimacy between couple, it will be in the form of hologram projection. Both couple would wear a device that detects how much time they spend together and how intimate their relationship is. If the couple experienced intense physical intimacy very often, the virtual plant they own will grow rapidly and possibly start blooming, in reverse when they do not spend enough time together, the plant will start to wither. The plant implies couple’s love life, it records all the up and down in the relationship and inspires them how to be the better half.


Brainstorming

SKYLINE OF LOVE

Aside from looks, there’s a strong link between your attraction to your mate and your sense of smell. Scent exchange device is a device that capture and convert one’s scent into virtual scent code, and this code could be shared with your beloved one. By decoding the scent code and mixing the chemicals of the device, the scent of your partner can be regenerated at anytime and anywhere so that whenever you are in a trip or at work, you always have that invaluable scent of your partner with you.


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SCENT EXCHANGE

Aside from looks, there’s a strong link between your attraction to your mate and your sense of smell. Scent exchange device is a device that capture and convert one’s scent into virtual scent code, and this code could be shared with your beloved one. By decoding the scent code and mixing the chemicals of the device, the scent of your partner can be regenerated at anytime and anywhere so that whenever you are in a trip or at work, you always have that invaluable scent of your partner with you.


Brainstorming

It is a pair of accessories that is able to detect the emotion and mood of the user and it will report to the other half if there is a big change in emotion.


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A mini note printer that that wirelessly connect with your cellphone, and can print non-photo handwritting onto small note paper. Write a note on one’s handset and send it to someone, the person who receive the note would instantly get a printed note much like getting a Polaroid film.


Brainstorming

Couples will be wearing a GPS tracking accesories and the mobile app would record the places they have been to together and pin them on the map. The pinned map will eventually form a music score that can play on a DIY musicbox.


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A pair of wearable accessories that record the time and miles a couple have travelled or spent together. When the number reaches certain milestone, the app that keeps the record will provide rewards to the couple to encourage them spend more time together.


Brainstorming

A interactive multimedia wall that can be navigated by gesture. You can place it in your living room, and navigate the wall screen without the hassle of getting down your bed. The things you can do with this digital wall is endless, it is the ultimate all-in-one platform for sharing, entertaining and interacting with your beloved.


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Fitness and health tracker that is designed for couples and only count the time and calories burn when the couple is exercising together. This design is made to encourage couple to do sport together because the adrenalin of the couple increases rapidly during sport and it makes them fall even deeper in love.


Interview

Interview research In order to build persona and gain more knowledge on the topic of intimacy, we conducted multiple researches.


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Interview

To begin with, we want to retrieve the knowledge of how couple value their relationship and what they want most out of it. Pile sort research method was used on 12 interviewees for this excercise.

Kristy Lee

Chris Zhang

Erika Lu

Ricky Lam

Daniel Cao

Chane Sumayao

Daniel Lo

Angela Kras

Clark Zi

Devin Pocder

Alex Lau

Honoria Cheng


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“Your birthday is coming, what do you want your lover to do / get for you on the big day?�

01 Materialistic

06 Freedom

11 Sharing

02 Romance Cliche

07 Collaboration With Partner/ Adventure

12 Milestone/ Accomplishment

03 Authentic Moment

08 Excitement/ Accomplishment

13 Cultural/ Aesthetic Belief

04 Effort their lovers put

09 Intense Intimacy

14 Family/ Commitment

05 Ownership

10 Private Intimacy

15 Excitement/ Freshness


Interview

07 Collaboration With Partner/ Adventure

92%

03 Authentic Romantic Moment

58%

09 Intense Intimacy

41%


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The result Excited for SURPRISES and unknown matter Longing to embrace NEW EXPERIENCE with their lovers Unafraid to face CHALLENGE and accomplish them with their lovers


Interview

“ My girl friend gave me a personal massager on Valentines Day as a surprise and I was like…”

-Jeffrey

“ I felt so sweet when he surprised me by buying me flowers on my bad days, it’s like we are in sync.”

-Honoria

Timing is the key to a successful surprise. The same plan of a surprise can result wildly different at different timing because people have different desire and expectations for different occasions. However often times people are too insensitive to differentiate the need of a surprise or the right time to have a surprise. On a daily basis, people would love to receive what they need as a surprise that they would appreciate each other for the caring; yet on a big day, such as Valentine’s Day, Birthday, they want something different and special enough to create an unique memory and they would not satisfy for getting something practical.


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Jeffrey (23)

Honoria (21)


Interview

“ It’s less about the outcome that I get, but more about the fact that my boyfriend invests the time and energy into preparing the date.” -Edith

“ I met people who seem like the most charismatic people on an chat screen, end up freezing up the second they’re put in a social situation.” -Alejandro

In dating, couple often times value the importance of involve-

ment and participation more than what they are actually getting in the end.

It used to be that a guy and a girl would hang out, date, and (something really retro) write each other letters. Now you can have that whole relationship experience for the comfort of your computer; and even though it’s on your computer, it’s still on public display for the world to see.


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Edith (21) & Alejandro (26)


Persona

Persona With insights from our interviewees, we start to craft personas to help us find out what exactly that the consumer’s want, need and painpoints are.


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Persona

Katherine & Matthew

is getting a little bit boring, we “ Dating wish there are more affortable and exciting things to offer around us. �


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KATHERINE, 24

COSMO GIRL JUNIOR EDITOR

STARTED DATING WITH MATTHEW FOR A MONTH WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MATTHEW ADVENTUROUS AND ENERGETIC LONGING FOR “HOLLYWOOD ROM-COM” STYLE OF DATE ACTIVE ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM RELIABLE ON TECHNOLOGY

MATTHEW, 25 COMPUTER ENGINEER

STARTED DATING WITH KATHERINE FOR A MONTH WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT KATHERINE ADVENTUROUS AND ENERGETIC BAD AT PLANNING A DATE ACTIVE ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM RELIABLE ON TECHNOLOGY


Persona

Carrie & Bryan

want to do more exercises “ We together, but we just can’t keep it as a routine. ”


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CARRIE, 27

ACCOUNTANT

IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH BRYAN FOR A YEAR ALWAYS STRESS ABOUT WORK AND LIFE WISHES BRYAN CAN BE WITH HER MORE OFTEN NOT WILLING TO EXPRESS HER FEELINGS TO BRYAN DOES NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND BRYAN’S NEED BECAUSE THEY CANNOT MEET FREQUENTLY

BRYAN, 30 ATTOURNEY

IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH CARRIE FOR A YEAR ALWAYS BUSY WITH WORK AND HAVE NO SPARE TIME HOPING TO SEE CARRIE MORE OFTEN NOT WILLING TO EXPRESS HER FEELINGS TO BRYAN DOES NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND CARRIE’S NEED BECAUSE THEY CANNOT MEET FREQUENTLY


Research

Market research Market research consists of SWOT analysis and positioning matrix.


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Research

Wearable VR hardware

Enables developers to create experiences that deliver a sense of presence—where players feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. Uses inertial sensors built into the head-mounted unit and the camera to track a user’s orientation and movement. As the player’s head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates in real-time.


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Cheap enough for the consumer market.

Still have to be controlled by mouse and keyboard

Portable and space saving

Only 1 person is allowed in the virtual reality

Able to detect orientation and perspective accurately Ultra immersive

Causing uncomfort nausea to the user

Strength

Weakness

Opportunity

Allow more than 1 person to be in the same virtual reality Allow users to control the game by gesture or thinking

Threat

Virtual reality may cause serious game addiction and possibly health issues


Research

Cave virtual environment

A computer assisted virtual environment is an immersive virtual reality environment where projectors are directed to three, four, five or six of the walls of a room-sized cube. The user wears 3D glasses inside the CAVE to see 3D graphics generated by the CAVE. People using the CAVE can see objects apparently floating in the air, and can walk around them, getting a proper view of what they would look like in reality.


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Fully immersive as user is standing right inside Able to control by body movement No need to wear bulky device Allow more than 1 person to be in the same virtual reality

Strength Opportunity

Allow user to have tangible gesture control to make it even more immersive

Not easily accessible as the location is usually fixed No tangible control makes it less immersive Causing uncomfort nausea to the user

Weakness Threat

Virtual reality may cause serious game addiction and possibly health issues


Research

Personal Entertainment

Economy

Premium

Public Entertainment


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Research

Wearable GPS devices

The device has an integrated GPS receiver that helps track your route, speed, pace, and much more. It usually comes in the form of a watch or a bracelet.


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Light weighted and water resistant design is good for sport

Distracting interface as user has to look down constantly

Portable and space saving

Function > Impact, they do not inspire people to start running

Able to improve performance by collecting data Wireless connection to other personal devices

Strength Opportunity

Encourage user to run with friends Safer way to navigate user effectively

Disconnect runner from the world

Weakness Threat


Research

Navigating Focus

Portable

Stationary

Multi-Purpose


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Trend report

1980

1994

2001

2004

63% ADULTS HAVE A

CONNECTIX QUICKCAM WAS LAUNCHED, IT CAN RECORD AND

CELL PHONE

WAS FOUNDED. AND LATER ON

SOCIAL MEDIA SKYROCKETS.

IN REAL TIME THROUGH INTERNET.

VIRTUAL REALITY

EXPENSIVE.

IS MOSTLY USED FOR DISTANCE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COUPLE. IT IS BUT IT CARRIES A SUBTLE BUT PALPABLE

EROTICISM.

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STREAM VIDEO

ONLY ONE LANDLINE PHONE PER FAMILY. CALLING TO ANOTHER CITY WAS

SLOW

2020

HAS GROWN ASTRONOMICALLY TO OVER VIDEOTELEPHONY NOW SERVES BEYOND CONFERENCE AND REACHES INTO INDIVIDUALS.

7 BILLION MESSAGES SENT

EVERY MONTH.

THE EVOLUTION OF COMMUNICATION WILL ENHANCE THE BONDING OF RELATIONSHIPS, WITH THE ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE THE LIFE OF YOUR COUNTERPART.

DELVE INTO THE VIRTUAL REALITY SPACE FOR THE ULTIMATE IMMERSIVE COMMUNICATING EXPERIENCE.


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1980

2004

2012 TIME SPENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS PER HOUR.

2014

2020

?

500 400 300

WAS FOUNDED. AND LATER ON

200

SOCIAL MEDIA SKYROCKETS.

100 0

MOST PEOPLE GO OUT AND SOCIALIZED

2012

2013

2014

TIME SPENT ON FACEBOOK AND TWITER PER MONTH HAVE EVIDENTLY

FACE TO FACE.

DROP WHILE

INSTANT POSTING

SOCIAL NETWORKING BACK THEN HAPPEN MOSTLY WITHIN A SMALL LOCAL COMMUNITY.

71%

OF USERS UTILIZE A MOBILE DEVICE TO ACCESS SOCIAL MEDIA.

AND SHARING NETWORK LIKE PINTEREST AND INSTAGRAM ARE STILL IN THE RISING STAGE.

THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA OFFERS AN EASY AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR PARTNER. HOWEVER, FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTIONS HAVE DIMINISHED CONSEQUENTLY.

THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA OFFERS AN EASY AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR PARTNER. HOWEVER, FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTIONS HAVE DIMINISHED CONSEQUENTLY.

UTILIZE ALL THE DATA FROM SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING.


Ideation

Ideation We envision our produc ts to be por table so that c ouples could acce ss t hem all the time . Thus, we des ign a variet y of wearable p roduct s such as necklace, earing , and ring.

In order to allow couples to share their moment s unob trusively, we tried many way s of positioning the c amera to eliminate the use of hand.


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After a few rounds of ideation, a neck lace and a ring we re selected as our Ăžnal product s. The neck lace piece ser ve as camera and display for sha ring, while the ring will ser ve as message noti Ăžer and na vigation c ontrol.


Ideation


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Iconography development

- Live

- Location


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- Orie ntation


Iconography development

Integration of Ôtwo worldÕ


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Final presentation

See what he sees


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Feel what she feels


Final presentation

Share emotion Embedded Q sensor allows couples to monitor each otherÕ s emotion changes.

Exper partne

Share and partnerÕ s li POV ca


rience er's life

experince fe through amera.

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Subtle communication Subtle gesture control allows for unobtrusive communication.


Final presentation

Wide angle camera

The necklace

A integrated 22.3M camera that lets you shoot stunning 4K video at 120 fps

Interactive surface A interactive surface that is used to navigate the interface.

Prism with projector Via a prism, the display is directly projected onto the retina of the eye.


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Interactive surface

The ring

A interactive surface that allows various gesture control.

Built-in Q sensor Waltham, the Q sensor records physiological signs of stress and excitement by measuring electrical changes in the skin.

LED indicator A LED light that shows three of sharing. Purple > Intense mood White > Request Blue > Normal sharing


Final presentation

Home

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Data Rich

October

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Xingping

Yosemite

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Final presentation

System diagram

Moment

Trigger by mood detector Built-in Q sensor detects a high intensity of emotion.

A purple light will be generated to notify the partner.

Long tap the interactive surface on the ring to send a request for moment sharing.

A white light will be generated on the other device.

Slide the interactive surface on the ring to approve the request. A purple light will light up again to let the partner know the request was approved.


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t sharing

Normal sharing

Slide the interactive surface on the ring to notify the partner for moment sharing with blue light. Accept

Save for later

Double tap the interactive surface on the ring to save the moment for

At the same time, the camera on the necklace will start recording.

Partner can watch what are happening on the other side through the prism.


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