Providing Awareness Into Emotional Triggers and States
The Emotional Awareness Wearable
// The Challenge
For some, modern life can weigh heavy. The demands of work, family and the complexities of everyday life can lead to stress and anxiety. Such emotional states can have a negative impact on the social interactions we have and life choices we make. Having a balanced lifestyle means paying attention to our body, mind, and those we love and care about. Emotional intelligence guides our thinking and allows us to make better decisions. Idea Couture’s design team was tasked by our client to create a wearable and paired app that would actually contribute to the mental and emotional well-being of its users.
Research began with interviews and the development of personas which then lead to the creation of use-case scenarios. The type of physical stress indicators that could be read were indicated. Based on these factors, ideas were brainstormed, explored, and refined.
The final design solution elegantly integrates a wearable device that monitors physical sensory inputs, and a mobile app that connects the user not only to quantitative data, but also various resources to help with emotional awareness. The aesthetic design is inspired by jewelry and watches and resulted in two appearances, masculine and feminine.
// The Outcome
Idea Couture’s final design elegantly integrates a wearable smart bracelet and mobile app into a seamless experience where the user gains insight into their own emotional states and help build and maintain stronger social bonds. This concept was designated for further research and development by the client.