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What is Suzanne? 
A guide for your journey which indicates your 
direction of travel through vibrations on either 
side of...
Idea 
Brainstorming 
Sphere =/= Globe 
Compass =/= Navigation 
Vibrations to help guide you 
Map displays on screen / Stre...
Logo Concepts
Research 
Wearable navigation bracelet 
GPS and voice commands 
Audio and haptic feedback 
Primary market blind people 
In...
Research (cont) 
Navigation cane 
Help elderly people 
Heart rate monitor 
Temperature sensor 
Email alerts if the user ha...
Research (cont) 
Alarm clock 
Structure of a grenade. 
Throwing alarms at wall 
Quirky and fun twist. 
Instead of throwing...
We have chosen this tangible user interface as 
an example based not on its function, but on its 
form. It has a spherical...
Who is Suzanne? 
Suzanne is your own personal, technological guide to help 
you get around and prevent you from getting lo...
User Profile - Lucy 
Name: Lucy 
Sex: Female 
Age: 18 
Location: Newcastle 
Occupation: Photographer 
Lucy is a young aspi...
User Profile - Jim 
Name: Jim 
Sex: Male 
Age: 37 
Location: London 
Occupation: International Businessman 
Jim spends a l...
Materials 
Shell of the product 
Thermoplastic 
High density polyethylene 
Rotational moulding to create the spherical sha...
Pro’s 
Connects to maps on the users phone so the user can use the phone whilst 
navigating. 
Simple and clear written ins...
Pro’s (cont) 
Connected by Bluetooth and therefore no risk of loosing wifi or internet 
connection. 
Open by shaking the T...
Con’s 
Doesn’t show street views which can be confusing to the 
user as they might not be able to place where they are. 
I...
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  1. 1. What is Suzanne? A guide for your journey which indicates your direction of travel through vibrations on either side of the sphere and arrows which light up as you progress on your journey. It has a Bluetooth method of connecting with your smartphone and syncing with an app dedicated to the product for planning out a map.
  2. 2. Idea Brainstorming Sphere =/= Globe Compass =/= Navigation Vibrations to help guide you Map displays on screen / Street view Compass points you in the direction Turn dial left / right for volume Customisable cases “You Touch It, You Feel It, You Do It” Case opened by finger prints Can also be opened by phone
  3. 3. Logo Concepts
  4. 4. Research Wearable navigation bracelet GPS and voice commands Audio and haptic feedback Primary market blind people Independence Similar to Suzanne But, no screen Extension of the user Suzanne is intended to beheld and interacted with throughout the journey.
  5. 5. Research (cont) Navigation cane Help elderly people Heart rate monitor Temperature sensor Email alerts if the user has fallen GPS tracker Helpful additional features Could be biennial Hard to implement due to the nature of Suzanne
  6. 6. Research (cont) Alarm clock Structure of a grenade. Throwing alarms at wall Quirky and fun twist. Instead of throwing the alarm in the morning Set alarm Pull pin Throw across room In the morning Alarm goes off User has to get out of bed To turn off
  7. 7. We have chosen this tangible user interface as an example based not on its function, but on its form. It has a spherical shape, much like Suzanne, and is split into two halves with a small display screen. We feel a shape along these lines, with obvious changes for the nature of our own tangible user interface, would be appropriate for Suzanne.
  8. 8. Who is Suzanne? Suzanne is your own personal, technological guide to help you get around and prevent you from getting lost. Making use of a range of our natural human senses Suzanne will ensure that you get to your location on time. You can take Suzanne with you anywhere, at any time in your own customisable cases to make Suzanne your own. Suzanne links up to your phones native map application through Bluetooth and instantly loads up your directions from your phone onto the Sphere.
  9. 9. User Profile - Lucy Name: Lucy Sex: Female Age: 18 Location: Newcastle Occupation: Photographer Lucy is a young aspiring photographer who has dealt with technology most of her life from computers, mobiles, games consoles and cameras. However, despite her knowledge she still likes things to be simple and easy to use. She especially likes a clean, simple user interface. Lucy has a large number of clients and sends a lot of time traveling from one location to the next, carrying a lot of large, heavy equipment in her backpack and in some cases over large distances. She likes to plan ahead her route journey but often forgets her way. She uses her phones GPS navigation to get to her location. Since Lucy deals with a large amount of clients through her phone she prefers not to use the GPS navigation on her phone as it drains battery and as a result she could miss out of a client’s call or be left without battery at the end of the day, when it could be dark and she could need a lift home.
  10. 10. User Profile - Jim Name: Jim Sex: Male Age: 37 Location: London Occupation: International Businessman Jim spends a large amount of his time travelling around the world dealing with clients from his self-owned business. Jim likes to deal with his clients personally to keep up a good business client relationship. Since Jim travels all around the world he bought himself a smartphone with Maps capabilities to help him get around cities he is not familiar with. Jim does not have experience with modern technology and often struggles to use the Maps app on his new smartphone and as a result he can be late for meetings with his clients. This is beginning to cause problems with his client relations. As a result of this Jim is on the lookout for a new device to help him quickly and easily navigate around new cities.
  11. 11. Materials Shell of the product Thermoplastic High density polyethylene Rotational moulding to create the spherical shape Hollow inside for the electronics. The display could be made from acrylic Sturdy and more durable glass alternative. Additives such as stabilisers and antioxidants To preserve quality Prevent the plastic being broken down by light Reacting with oxygen in the air Both important as the product will be used outside Add colour pigments to the plastic Produce Suzanne in a number of different colour options.
  12. 12. Pro’s Connects to maps on the users phone so the user can use the phone whilst navigating. Simple and clear written instructions and directions accompanied with physical elements of vibration as an indication. Doesn’t show street views to keep the device simple. Chargeable using the same charger as the phone that it was brought to connect to, so that you only have to carry one charge for two devices. Has a headphone input port and speakers so the user can hear the directions. To turn the volume up the index finger and thumb stretch further apart and bring them closer together to turn the volume down. This keeps the tangible user interface simple in ascetics.
  13. 13. Pro’s (cont) Connected by Bluetooth and therefore no risk of loosing wifi or internet connection. Open by shaking the TUI and hand temperature recognition so that it doesn’t turn on if rolling about in a bag. The hand temperature recognition allows the device to work in the dark. The shape is representational of a globe, which is it’s affordance. To turn off the device, cover the top of the device with the other hand to cause darkness but also the hand temperature causing this not to turn off just because it is dark. Vibrations and arrows indicted when the user must turn and in what direction.
  14. 14. Con’s Doesn’t show street views which can be confusing to the user as they might not be able to place where they are. Instructions may be too simple that they would actually not be able to follow them clearly. Loss of Bluetooth from the device to the phone. The sphere shape means that it might not be easy to hold and that if it were to be dropped it would roll away.

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