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

ABOUT

Advisor: Chris Risdon
Timeframe: 5 weeks, 2016
Skills: User Research, Sketching, Systems Thinking, Prototyping
Tools: Arduino, Sketch, Principle, Sewing, 3D-Printing


IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES

I talked to seven people about sleep to learn about their environments, habits, preferences, and challenges

 

IDEATION

Exploratory sketching

I went through a few rounds of sketching to explore different form factors and ideas for prototyping

System rules

 I designed a connected system where a sleep mask, a lamp, and an app, could all work together to improve sleep

 

PROTOTYPING

Sleep Mask + Lamp + App

I created a few iterations of each prototype to better understand how the system could work together 


FINAL CONCEPT 

Aurora is a 3-part smart, connected sleep system

1. App

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Lamp

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.

3. Mask

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. 

Product Storyboard


FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

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