On Thursday the 25th of January we welcomed PDR into the studio in order to collaborate. As we began we were given a 24 hour brief which was to design a piece of wearable technology which would aid one of the following categories:
- Mother & Baby
- Pet Care
- Womens Health
- Elderly Care
- Crime & Punishment
We were then grouped. After being put into these groups we quickly began to discuss and research each topic in order to find a gap in the market! We also looked at topics in which we could gather first hand research as this would significantly aid our development. We therefore set our sights on the ‘Mother & Baby’ market.
After gathering information we then brainstormed and produced a range of ideas which helped both mother and baby.
After a vague ideation phase we then produced a dot test, both in our group and with our peers in an attempt to produce the most original and necessary aid.
These were the results of the dot test, we therefore came together as a group and produced a range of sketches based on the results.
Once we had a range of designs we once again did a dot test and found the best features that we wanted to add to our own design. We then furthered our thinking and progressed with several more design concepts.
With this progression we took to CAD and began product development. Below we see our final design which we progressed with.
Below is the CAD for the final internal component.
Our final product was therefore an insert which would go into a range of supplied teddies, it would sit in the babies cradle. Whilst in the corner of the cradle it would emit white noise to put the baby to sleep. It would then emit a live heartbeat from the mother which would be done through a Fitbit or equivalent wearable apparatus. This device would then register all movement in the cradle which would be recorded in order to find out the child’s quality of sleep. This device therefore successfully helps both mother and baby and therefore addresses the issues found.
Whilst producing and presenting our findings to PDR (design consultancy) who set the 24 hour project, we were then chosen as the winning team! This not only means that we have successfully stressed all avenues, but also means that we’ve produced a worthwhile solution.