AURORA SLEEP SYSTEM
CHALLENGE: DESIGN A SMART, CONNECTED SLEEP SYSTEM
We all know just how important sleep is in helping us stay healthy and productive, but how we behave in our sleep and the quality of sleep that we're getting can often be a bit of a mystery. Could a smart, connected device help us sleep smarter and better?
GOAL: Prototype a smart, connected device system for the home that supports better sleep
I talked to seven people about sleep to learn about their environments, habits, preferences, and challenges
I went through a few rounds of sketching to explore different form factors and ideas for prototyping
I designed a connected system where a sleep mask, a lamp, and an app, could all work together to improve sleep
Sleep Mask + Lamp + App
I created a few iterations of each prototype to better understand how the system could work together
Aurora is a 3-part smart, connected sleep system
The Aurora App receives sleep data collected by the Aurora Sleep Mask, and translates it into actionable insights for the user to improve his or her sleep
Microinteractions prototyped in Principle
The Aurora Smart Lamp adjusts the room to create a peaceful ambience for sleep by syncing with the user's personal sleep settings in the app.
The Aurora Sleep Mask seamlessly tracks a user's sleep patterns through biometric sensors and also supports a more gentle transition from sleep to wake through gentle vibration and heat settings.
Conduct user testing to collect feedback on:
- Lamp gesture language and smart dimming features
- Vibrations and heat in sleep mask
- App usability, UI, and overall user experience