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WearingTechnology
From Fitbit to Robocop
Nick Hahn
@NickHahnDesign
nhahn@gravityward.com
The Dream – is it here?
http://youtu.be/qN7u6jD_hDk?t=29s
SmartWatches are a Prelude
?
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
An incomplete history: 1984
Seiko RC-1000
• 16 kb
• Connects to an IBM or
Commodore
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gr...
An incomplete history : 1990
Seiko Receptor
• Wirelessly connect
• Doubled as a pager
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@...
An incomplete history : 1998
Seiko Ruputer
• 16-bit Processor
• 128k memory
• 102 x 64 mono LCD
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesig...
An incomplete history : 2002
IBM WatchPad
• Linux
• Touchscreen
• Control PCs via Bluetooth
• Never made it to market
• Sa...
An incomplete history : 2004
Microsoft Spot
• FM Broadcasts to update
• $59/y subscription
• Also available as a coffee
ma...
ModernTimes: 2012-Present
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
Current State
• Most value to early adopters
• Seeing what sticks
• Similar to evolution of smart phones
• Evolution: prob...
Current State
• Focus: Google Now
• Google Fit
• No notifications = no interface
• Battery: 1-2 Days
• Touchscreen – no bu...
• Focus: Notifications
• Robust App Store
• Battery: 5-7 Days
• Physical Buttons
Current State
Pebble
• Focus: Fitness & Gestures
• 4 button layout doesn’t work
• Software totally Broken
• Hardware is…lacking
Current State
K...
Problem Solution
Product Market
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
Designing for
Wearables
Not scaled down
smartphones
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
Interactions =
1 hand + 2 arms
Tactile
interactions =
blind interactions
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.c...
The Future?
The Future?
The Future
ThalmicLabs Myo
Athos Core & Gear
Atlas
Oculus Rift (by Facebook)
Google Glass
By: Lane Halley
Personas, Needs, and Uses
Prototypes &
Experiments
Qualitative &
Quantitative Evaluation
Customer
Conversa...
Find the Problem
Your Team:
A Lean UX Consulting Group
(~5 people per group)
Situation:
Client want’s to develop a new sma...
What did you
come up with?
Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
FinalThoughts
• Current tech is mostly for early adopters
• As it evolves – problems and purpose will become clearer
• Be ...
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Wearing technology - Smart Watches, Fitness Trackers, and Human Augmentation

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Using Lean UX principles to examine the current state of the wearables market. The most developed consumer products are in the Smart Watch space. I take a look at several of the best options to date including the Pebble, LG G Watch (powered by Android Wear), and the Kreyos Meteor.

See the biggest challenge facing Wearables today.

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Wearing technology - Smart Watches, Fitness Trackers, and Human Augmentation

  1. 1. WearingTechnology From Fitbit to Robocop Nick Hahn @NickHahnDesign nhahn@gravityward.com
  2. 2. The Dream – is it here? http://youtu.be/qN7u6jD_hDk?t=29s
  3. 3. SmartWatches are a Prelude ? Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  4. 4. An incomplete history: 1984 Seiko RC-1000 • 16 kb • Connects to an IBM or Commodore Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  5. 5. An incomplete history : 1990 Seiko Receptor • Wirelessly connect • Doubled as a pager Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  6. 6. An incomplete history : 1998 Seiko Ruputer • 16-bit Processor • 128k memory • 102 x 64 mono LCD Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com • Plays Sonic the Hedgehog
  7. 7. An incomplete history : 2002 IBM WatchPad • Linux • Touchscreen • Control PCs via Bluetooth • Never made it to market • Sad Penguin Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com http://youtu.be/7xjvVbeUn80?t=24s
  8. 8. An incomplete history : 2004 Microsoft Spot • FM Broadcasts to update • $59/y subscription • Also available as a coffee maker! Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  9. 9. ModernTimes: 2012-Present Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  10. 10. Current State • Most value to early adopters • Seeing what sticks • Similar to evolution of smart phones • Evolution: problems and purpose become clearer SmartWatches Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  11. 11. Current State • Focus: Google Now • Google Fit • No notifications = no interface • Battery: 1-2 Days • Touchscreen – no buttons LG G Watch – Android Wear
  12. 12. • Focus: Notifications • Robust App Store • Battery: 5-7 Days • Physical Buttons Current State Pebble
  13. 13. • Focus: Fitness & Gestures • 4 button layout doesn’t work • Software totally Broken • Hardware is…lacking Current State Kreyos
  14. 14. Problem Solution Product Market Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  15. 15. Designing for Wearables
  16. 16. Not scaled down smartphones Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  17. 17. Interactions = 1 hand + 2 arms Tactile interactions = blind interactions Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  18. 18. The Future?
  19. 19. The Future?
  20. 20. The Future ThalmicLabs Myo Athos Core & Gear Atlas Oculus Rift (by Facebook) Google Glass
  21. 21. By: Lane Halley Personas, Needs, and Uses Prototypes & Experiments Qualitative & Quantitative Evaluation Customer Conversations
  22. 22. Find the Problem Your Team: A Lean UX Consulting Group (~5 people per group) Situation: Client want’s to develop a new smart device around a miniaturized super slim bio-sensor, the size of a dime. They have the tech, but no idea what to do with it. Goal: Figure out target audience(s), what problem(s) they may have. • Explore what types of people might need this technology. • How would it work with other emerging tech? • What industries? Worksheets By: Lane Halley Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  23. 23. What did you come up with? Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com
  24. 24. FinalThoughts • Current tech is mostly for early adopters • As it evolves – problems and purpose will become clearer • Be sure to have a clear & validated Problem…every time • Robocop is awesome Nick Hahn | @NickHahnDesign | nhahn@gravityward.com

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