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Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences



How do we utilize sensor and user data to create experiences in the digital world? We all know that smart devices have sensors, but how can we use this as a resource to acquire information about the ...

How do we utilize sensor and user data to create experiences in the digital world? We all know that smart devices have sensors, but how can we use this as a resource to acquire information about the user and his environment? And how can we use this information to design a better user experience that is both unobtrusive and transparent? The simple answer: we create adaptive systems.

Join speaker Avi Itzkovitch to discover core concepts for utilizing smart device technologies and sensor data in order to understand context, and add “adaptive thinking” to the UX professional’s toolset when designing experiences. In his presentation, Avi will demonstrate the importance of understanding context when designing adaptive experiences, give ideas on how to design adaptive systems, and most important, inspire designers to think how smart devices and context-aware applications can enhance the user experience with adaptivity.



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  • Minority Report (2002)
  • Homing Device
  • Homing Device
  • Nest, The Learning Thermostat, is a great example of an adaptive system integrated to home environments. Using a variety of sensors for temperature, humidity, touch, near-field activity, far-field activity and even ambient light, it can detect whether there are people home and how active the home is at any time. By adjusting the temperature to adapt to this information, it can automatically cut up to 20% off a home’s heating and cooling bills.
  • When no one is around, Nest learns to turn the heat down. When you come home from work, it knows that the heat should go back up. After the first few weeks, it learns when you come home from work and can turn the heat up before you arrive so that you come home to a warm house.
  • http://www.wattbox.com/Wattbox/Home.html
  • http://www.tado.com
  • We track employees' stress and other biometrics withing corporate wellness programs, to support physicians and mental health specialists.
  • These markers can be used to allow better customization of interfaces to user needs, and specifically to the needs of users with relevant health conditions. הפרעת קשב
  • The Broadcom chip supports IPS through WiFi, Bluetooth, and even NFC. More importantly, though, the chip also ties in with other sensors, such as a phone’s gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, and altimeter. Acting like a glorified pedometer, this Broadcom chip could almost track your movements without wireless network triangulation. It simply has to take note of your entry point (via GPS), and then count your steps (accelerometer), direction (gyroscope), and altitude (altimeter).
  • Moves is an automatic diary of your life. Your daily storyline and maps show where, when and how much you move.
  • The technology that the company developed performs psychosocial analysis on social networks users and builds characters (archetypes) from it, on the basis of significant personality components, as defined in psychiatry. Based on that analysis, the ad networks turn to the users with a message that is tailored to their personality and thus enjoy a significant improvement on CTR for those ads.Accurately profiles a user's personality through real-time human interactions which occur within any given social platform.Tracks more than 300 different behavioral parameters of users' social interactions.The algorithm is language independent, and does not rely on semantic analysis or keywords mapping.Solid results - with 3+ years of research and with Millions of users, Sensegon holds a proven psychological analysis technology that exposes the "real" human consumer archetypes.
  • “Adaptive thinking” is a mindset that provides the tools necessary to significantly improve the user experience and enhance the intended purpose of the product by utilizing the technology that is readily available in every pocket. It is about learning the environment and the user and adapting to their current needs and situation. Therefore, designers should first design for the context of use and then design the set of functions that are triggered in relevant situations.
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  • Here is an instructive case where adaptive thinking was used to create a mobile application for a bike sharing program. Bicycle sharing systems, also known as bike rental, are becoming more and more common in major cities around the world. Bicycle sharing helps reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and encourages local residents to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • A user who wants to rent a bike can use a mobile application to look for the nearest bike rental station that has bikes available to rent. If the user is unfamiliar with the city, they can use the application to get directions to the rental station; this is the core functionality of the application.
  • An adaptive system will realize when the user has arrived at the bike rental station and automatically offer additional options, i.e., adapt to the current situation. For example, it may offer the user a quick way to rent a bike, a feature that was not available in the application before arriving at the rental station. During the rental period, the system will anticipate the user’s needs and offer nearby bike rental stations with available parking spots where the bike can be returned, and show the user the current balance for the rental time.

Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences Presentation Transcript

  • @xgmedia Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences #ParisWeb
  • Avi Itzkovitch UI/UX Designer @xgmedia
  • What is Adaptive Design?
  • Responsive Design
  • Adaptive Design
  • 2002 Minority Report
  • 2007
  • Homing Device 2007
  • First iPhone 2007
  • 2013
  • Examples?
  • GARMIN Zumo 660 Day and Night Interface
  • Google Now
  • Public transit When you‟re near a bus stop or a subway station, Google Now tells you what buses or trains are next.
  • Next appointment Get a notification for when you should leave to your next appointment. Based on synced calendars and current location.
  • Ubiquitous Computing Mark Weiser “The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”
  • Nest, The Learning Thermostat
  • Accelerometer
  • Accelerometer
  • List of sensors • Geophone • Hydrophone • Lace Sensor a guitar pickup • Microphone • Seismometer • Breathalyzer • Carbon dioxide sensor • Carbon monoxide detector • Catalytic bead sensor • Chemical field-effect transistor • Pellistor • pH glass electrode • Potentiometric sensor • Redox electrode • Smoke detector • Zinc oxide nanorod sensor • Current sensor • Electroscope • Galvanometer • Hall effect sensor • Hall probe • Magnetic anomaly detector • Magnetometer • MEMS magnetic field sensor • Metal detector • Planar Hall sensor • Radio direction finder • Voltage detector • Seismometers • Snow gauge • Soil moisture sensor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sensors • Electrochemical gas sensor • Electronic nose • Electrolyte–insulator– semiconductor sensor • Fluorescent chloride sensors • Holographic sensor • Hydrocarbon dew point analyzer • Hydrogen sensor • Hydrogen sulfide sensor • Infrared point sensor • Ion-selective electrode • Nondispersive infrared sensor • Microwave chemistry sensor • Nitrogen oxide sensor • Olfactometer • Optode • Oxygen sensor • Actinometer • Bedwetting alarm • Ceilometer • Dew warning • Electrochemical gas sensor • Fish counter • Frequency domain sensor • Gas detector • Hook gauge evaporimeter • Humistor • Hygrometer • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Air flow meter Anemometer Flow sensor Gas meter Mass flow sensor Water meter Bubble chamber Cloud chamber Geiger counter Neutron detection Particle detector Scintillation counter Scintillator Wire chamber Air speed indicator Altimeter Attitude indicator Depth gauge Fluxgate compass Gyroscope Inertial navigation system Inertial reference unit Magnetic compass MHD sensor Ring laser gyroscope Turn coordinator Variometer Vibrating structure gyroscope Yaw rate sensor Photoswitch Phototube Scintillometer Shack-Hartmann Single-photon avalanche diode • Accelerometer • Auxanometer • Capacitive displacement sensor • Capacitive sensing • Free fall sensor • Gravimeter • Gyroscopic sensor • Inclinometer • Integrated circuit piezoelectric sensor • Laser rangefinder • Laser surface velocimeter • LIDAR • Linear encoder • Linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) • Liquid capacitive inclinometers • Odometer • Photoelectric sensor • Piezoelectric accelerometer • Position sensor • Rate sensor • Rotary encoder • Rotary variable differential transformer • Selsyn • Sudden Motion Sensor • Tilt sensor • Tachometer • Ultrasonic thickness gauge • Variable reluctance • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Charge-coupled device Colorimeter Contact image sensor Electro-optical sensor Flame detector Infra-red sensor Kinetic inductance detector LED as light sensor Light-addressable potentiometric sensor Nichols radiometer Fiber optic sensors Optical position sensor Photodetector Photodiode Photomultiplier tubes Phototransistor Photoelectric sensor Photoionization detector Photomultiplier Photoresistor Bourdon gauge Hot filament ionization gauge Ionization gauge McLeod gauge Oscillating U-tube Permanent Downhole Gauge Piezometer Pirani gauge Pressure sensor Pressure gauge Tactile sensor Time pressure gauge
  • Camera Samsung GALAXY S
  • Email Address Gender Age Ema il API Hobbies
  • Time and Date “Songza is a simple answer to a tough question: what should I listen to right now?”
  • Using sensors to solve a problem WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
  • Wattbox Heating Control
  • Tado - The geolocation app for your heating
  • Context is not just the location. CONTEXT FOR ADAPTIVITY
  • Temporal Constraints How much time is available for shopping
  • Time and Date Boxing Day or Monday afternoon
  • Physiological and Emotional State Whether user is enjoying shopping or not
  • A complete platform for stress monitoring. We track employees' stress and other biometrics withing corporate wellness programs, to support physicians and mental health specialists.
  • Yoram M Kalman, Ph.D. HCI Markers is a new term suggested for an emerging concept of using data created during human computer interaction to identify changes in the cognitive, mental, psychological or physiological state of the user.
  • Spatial Environment Which products are nearby
  • AislePhone Location based shopping. Precise In-Store Positioning
  • Estimote Beacons A small, wireless device, sometimes also called a „mote‟. When placed in a physical space, it broadcasts tiny radio signals around itself.
  • BCM4752 Broadcom introduces new GPS chip, offering a platform for development of indoor positioning applications.
  • GPS Indoor Positioning System (IPS)
  • Shopping Task Details What is the intended use of the products
  • Social Circumstances Shopping alone or with a partner
  • General Interests and Preferences Prefers red or white wine with tuna
  • Weekdays 12:00PM – 2:00PM Human behavior as a sensor
  • Moves iPhone Records daily walking, cycling and running. Recognizes places in your daily life
  • Sensegon 300 different behavioral parameters of users' social interactions
  • Store Loyalty Cards
  • Project Glass
  • Adaptive Thinking
  • How adaptive thinking can resolve design problems A FEW MORE EXAMPLES
  • Check out this amazing …?
  • The number of known plant species is around 400,000.
  • Online flower identifier 1. Pick the flower you don't know the name of. Pick the complete flower from the ground at the end of the stem flush to the ground 2. Take the flower immediately inside. Go to the flower identification website. 3. Select the correct number of petals your flower has on the website. Then select every category thereafter in the list to help decipher the type of flower you have. 4. Click on the photos provided in the flower search with your specific categories. Compare your flower with the images to make sure it is the correct name.
  • http://www.botanicalkeys.co.uk
  • Is there another way?
  • Find my wildflower app Data Required Sensor Flower Location Flowers Found GPS 323 Type of Soil Internet Bloom Month Time and Date 52 User Input 06 What color is the flower? 130 *Not a real results
  • Monarda didyma (Bee Balm) Monarda didyma is an aromatic herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to eastern North America from Maine west to Ohio and south to northern Georgia. Its odor is considered similar to that of the bergamot orange.
  • Bicycle Sharing Program
  • Designing with Sensors
  • @xgmedia Merci  Avi Itzkovitch www.XGmedia.com