Project Ma

A smart desk gadget that nudges the user to sit less, stay hydrated and helps track activities with the help of a mobile app.

Project Brief

my role

User Research, Ideation, 3D Model Rendering, UI/UX and Visual Design

type & TIMELINE

Product Design, IOT, UI/UX Design

January - April 2020

TEAM

Abhinav Sikharam (me), Individual project

tools used

Sketch, Principle, Fusion 360, TinkerCad, Blender, Adobe Premiere Pro

Design Challange

How might we design a product for white-collared workers that is not only easy to use, but also ensures the person to stay active and hydrated to prevent obesity, diabetes and heart diseases on an everyday basis?

Jagstart 2020 Winning Pitch

At JagStart, IUPUI students showcase their ideas for an innovative new product, new business venture, or a compelling solution to a social challenge with the hopes of making their dreams a reality. This solution stood as a winning pitch in Jagstart 2020.

 

link to Jagstart 2020

jagstart.iupui.edu

Design Solution

A smart desk gadget that nudges the user to sit less, stay hydrated and helps track activities with the help of a mobile app.

Our end-product is a minimum viable product (MVP), 3D printed desktop gadget and a smart app for tracking the activities.

Ma is an easy to use, friendly reminder device which nudges the user to avoid prolonged sitting habits with different colored lights, reminds them to stay hydrated, upon sensing the pressure of a water bottle placed on it.

With its companion app, Ma ensures that the user is moving at regular intervals by using wireless communication technology such as NFC pairing and counting the number of footsteps with a pedometer app.

This Project is an extension of an MVP of GoDesk with added design features and validating business viable solution.

To explore design journey of Ma, view GoDesk Project

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