I chose three concepts after I further developed the chosen directions:
Then, I evaluated the ideas using my design brief:
- The first concept fits most design briefs except for “being less mindly stimulative”. I think this is an interesting idea; it is just that playing a game during a break might not be effective for resting the users’ minds. I’m also a bit concerned with the technology involved in this concept. Because a projection is normally used for seeing or viewing, I wonder how interactive the projection can be… Then I researched existing technology in the market and found that teamLab is already working on an interactive projection art museum, which means that this concept is feasible.
- The second concept is a bit weak because it is less attractive and convenient compare with the other two ideas. This is a bit too extreme that it is forcing people to take breaks in a passive way.
- The third concept fits all design briefs under “must” and “should”! I like this concept because it motivates users to take mild breaks with positive motivation. The concept of a ‘virtual pet’ is not new, but the virtual pets are usually kept behind screens, such as in an App. I think there is a lot of potential for the physical virtual pet.
After that, I made a draft of the persona and the storyboard key frames of these three concepts:
I used these drafts as guide to draw the final version of the storyboards. I also googled some photos for tracing, which helps speeding up my drawing.
The final storyboarding will be shown in my presentation.