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Media of communicationfor couplesBy: Dhyan SumanGuide: Prof. Ravi Poovaiah
WHYNEEDSProblemstatementSCOPE
> More people now than ever are in long distance relationships (LDR) and the prevalent media to communicate are also usedf...
ScopeScope> Understanding the LDR and various factors related to it.> Develop a new way of communication.
HOWRESEARCHReview ofliteraturePrimary researchDESIGN GOALIDEATION
LiteraturereviewLiteraturereview
LiteraturereviewLiteraturereviewProject Country/placeSpace PersonallevelTechnology USPHug tshirt UK/Italy Outdoor/indoorBe...
LiteraturereviewLiteraturereviewBehaviours ofcouples> Body proximity> Personal name> Handshaking> Chatting> Relaxed> Sharing
> Focusing on target users> To understand problems faced by couples> To understand their communication behavior andfind de...
PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
“I miss sitting withhim for hours”“Understanding wouldhave made it better”“Communication hasreduced since we havebeen livi...
PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearchpresence, aura/calmatmosphere when theyare together, the waythey talk, they way theycall the...
Advantage of LDR> Having time for yourself> When you see each other it’s more special> Tests how much you love that person...
> InsightsTalking, listening, holding is very important. Sharing and doing things together is important in LDR. Surprise g...
> InsightsTalking, listening, holding is very important. Sharing and doing things together is important in LDR. Surprise g...
> Creating remote presence> Help them understand each-other better.> Increase the ‘the feel good’ factor in them.> For pub...
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InitialideationInitialideationAvailable DeviceIndependent Device
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WHATFINAL CONCEPTConcept mapSCENARIOPROTOTYPE
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PrototypePrototypeConnectSpeakHear1Foldable/BedcoverfeelCapturesilhouette2Foldable/BedcoverfeelRegenerationof silhouette3
PrototypePrototypeCellphoneSpeakerMicro-phone1PressuresensorsCamera2LED/SMDmatrixConductivethreads3
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SCOPEUSER FEEDBACKLEARNING
> The remote presence of their loved one was liked by all of them.> Can be used separately (without the phone).> Similarly...
> User testing for a longer period of time and with a lager number of subjects.> Trying out different scenarios.> Multicol...
> Practical and thinking level> Constraints> Fear from electronics> Better understanding at personal levelLearningLearning
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  1. 1. Media of communicationfor couplesBy: Dhyan SumanGuide: Prof. Ravi Poovaiah
  2. 2. WHYNEEDSProblemstatementSCOPE
  3. 3. > More people now than ever are in long distance relationships (LDR) and the prevalent media to communicate are also usedfor work/business purpose is impersonal and limited.NeedsNeeds
  4. 4. ScopeScope> Understanding the LDR and various factors related to it.> Develop a new way of communication.
  5. 5. HOWRESEARCHReview ofliteraturePrimary researchDESIGN GOALIDEATION
  6. 6. LiteraturereviewLiteraturereview
  7. 7. LiteraturereviewLiteraturereviewProject Country/placeSpace PersonallevelTechnology USPHug tshirt UK/Italy Outdoor/indoorBetweentwo/morepeopleSensors & actuators,heartbeat, bluetooth, pressuresensorFeeling of hug. TactilePillow Talk UK Bedroom Betweentwo peopleHeartbeat sensor, heart-sound, lights, internetPresence of yourpartner.Body Drawing UK Bedroom Betweentwo peopleCamera, projector, trackinglight, InternetToo intimate, romantic.Scribbling on eachotherLumi-touch MIT labs Home/officeBetweentwo/morepeopleInternet connection, Touch tolight, pressure sensorThinking about you,custom color language.Lovers Cup MIT labs Home/OfficeBetweentwo peopleLED illumination, wirelesstechnology, internet, RFcomm. Piezo sensorEating/drinking togetherSmallconnectionMIT labs Home/ Betweentwo/morepeopleSensors, actuators, controltechnology, RT(robot tech.)Conveys mood,presence. Merge withsurroundingEhsaas IDC, India Travel Betweentwo peoplePressure sensors, LEDilluminationJodo IDC, India Home BetweenfamilymembersTouch screen, touch to draw,
  8. 8. LiteraturereviewLiteraturereviewBehaviours ofcouples> Body proximity> Personal name> Handshaking> Chatting> Relaxed> Sharing
  9. 9. > Focusing on target users> To understand problems faced by couples> To understand their communication behavior andfind design opportunity.Target user profiles> 25-35 yrs.old> In committed relation> Staying awayPrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
  10. 10. PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
  11. 11. “I miss sitting withhim for hours”“Understanding wouldhave made it better”“Communication hasreduced since we havebeen living away”“If she is happy,I will be happy”“The other side of the bedreminds me of her”“I like when I get toknow that he is thinkingabout me”
  12. 12. PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
  13. 13. PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearchpresence, aura/calmatmosphere when theyare together, the waythey talk, they way theycall their nick-name,dishes prepared by her,her caringnature,waking up nextto him, roaming aroundthe city-doing nothingTime, money, understanding,giving surprise gifts/visits, trustcloths, smell, videos,photographs, otherside ofthe bed, kitchen, songs,movie watched together,dress/color combinationtheir beloved likedThings miss about themThings that remind themThings that could enrich theirrelationship
  14. 14. Advantage of LDR> Having time for yourself> When you see each other it’s more special> Tests how much you love that person> No household work/ no remindersPrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
  15. 15. > InsightsTalking, listening, holding is very important. Sharing and doing things together is important in LDR. Surprise gifts/visits help in enrichingrelationship. They want to keep their partner Happy. Have code language for use in public spaces. Traditional modes of communication(letters, cards) have reduced. Handmade gifts holds more importance and value. It would have been better to cop with the distance if theunderstanding between them was better. Knows the best offers by telecom companies. Problems and demands emerge when we are understress, Isolation is major contributor to the stress. People give their lovers what they expect from them.PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
  16. 16. > InsightsTalking, listening, holding is very important. Sharing and doing things together is important in LDR. Surprise gifts/visits help in enrichingrelationship. They want to keep their partner Happy. Have code language for use in public spaces. Traditional modes of communication(letters, cards) have reduced. Handmade gifts holds more importance and value. It would have been better to cop with the distance if theunderstanding between them was better. Knows the best offers by telecom companies. Problems and demands emerge when we are understress, Isolation is major contributor to the stress. People give their lovers what they expect from them.PrimaryresearchPrimaryresearch
  17. 17. > Creating remote presence> Help them understand each-other better.> Increase the ‘the feel good’ factor in them.> For public spaces - something which is sociallyaccepted; not noticeable / understandable by othersDesigngoalDesigngoal
  18. 18. InitialideationInitialideation
  19. 19. InitialideationInitialideation
  20. 20. InitialideationInitialideation
  21. 21. InitialideationInitialideation
  22. 22. InitialideationInitialideation
  23. 23. InitialideationInitialideationSensoriesPublicspacePersonal
  24. 24. InitialideationInitialideationAvailable DeviceIndependent Device
  25. 25. InitialideationInitialideationEvening / NightAt homeFree time /Space specificThrough outthe day
  26. 26. InitialideationInitialideation+
  27. 27. InitialideationInitialideation+++
  28. 28. WHATFINAL CONCEPTConcept mapSCENARIOPROTOTYPE
  29. 29. AabhaasAabhaasQuickTime™ and aDV/DVCPRO - NTSC decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  30. 30. ConceptmapConceptmap
  31. 31. PrototypePrototypeConnectSpeakHear1Foldable/BedcoverfeelCapturesilhouette2Foldable/BedcoverfeelRegenerationof silhouette3
  32. 32. PrototypePrototypeCellphoneSpeakerMicro-phone1PressuresensorsCamera2LED/SMDmatrixConductivethreads3
  33. 33. PrototypePrototype
  34. 34. PrototypePrototype
  35. 35. PrototypePrototype
  36. 36. PrototypePrototype
  37. 37. PrototypePrototype
  38. 38. PrototypePrototypeQuickTime™ and aH.264 decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  39. 39. SCOPEUSER FEEDBACKLEARNING
  40. 40. > The remote presence of their loved one was liked by all of them.> Can be used separately (without the phone).> Similarly the pillow was also liked, but the only thing is that one needs to be alone if the talk is personal.> The product very exciting but few of the users were not sure how frequently they will use, once they own it.UserfeedbackUserfeedback
  41. 41. > User testing for a longer period of time and with a lager number of subjects.> Trying out different scenarios.> Multicolored for conveying the mood or the stress.> More compact, thin and easy to carry.FuturescopeFuturescope
  42. 42. > Practical and thinking level> Constraints> Fear from electronics> Better understanding at personal levelLearningLearning
  43. 43. Thankyou
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