SURVEYS, INTERVIEWS, COGNITIVE WALKTHROUGH, CONTEXTUAL INQUIRIES,
PARTICIPATORY DESIGN WORKSHOP
How might we ensure safety and social responsibility as part of the party culture?
60+ INITIAL IDEA SKETCHES → DOWN SELECT TO 3 CATEGORIES
DOWN SELECTION PROCESS
First we grouped the 60 ideas with similar ideas into three categories : service, wearables, and product.
We then compared among those categories to find the most promising three ideas : Ride sharing service, smart ring, and safety car key.
SERVICE _ WEARABLE _ PRODUCT
SERVICE + PRIVACY
Among these three promising ideas, we decided to continue the idea of car sharing. As we are encouraging a healthier party culture, the idea of designing a service was thought to be ensuring safety with the consideration of privacy.
PARTICIPATORY DESING WORKSHOP
Through additional research, the importance of motion capture was highlighted. The direction of the project shifted towards identifying the intoxicity of the user and providing sufficient support when needed.
IDENTIFYING INTOXICITY LEVEL + PRIVACY
PRODUCT AND PACKAGIN
SMALL + SHARABLE + COMPACTABLE
Designed a final prototype through many different iterations in placement of QR code, material, color, and shape for both the product and the packaging. Considering the user's environment, the design had to include mobility that assures the durability also a suitable packaging that may encourage sharing between peers.
PRIVACY AND PERSONALIZATION
Drinking alcohol in college is a sensitive subject matter to touch on. Knowing our topic's sensitivity considering how privacy and personalization of data was a key factor to consider. The balance between keeping the data private and exposing data for further help was important and challenging. The approach we took was to have the user input groups of people into the system beforehand, who may have the authority to view the user's specific status. However people that are not listed in the user's account will only able to see the general status of either needing medical help or not.