Designing Fitness band for Tata Technologies
Vibe was designed for competition entry in wearable design competition. Tata Technologies required a health wearable device for upper-middle socio-economic class Indian user. We designed Vibe which eliminates the need of a visual display an rather focuses on more intuitive haptic feedback for communication.
I contributed by conducting the design research to understand the need and visualizing ideations. I also worked on the haptic technology and provided design guidelines to develop required haptic language.
Design a modular holistic health wearable. The focus has to be to optimise the wearable design for comfort, non-invasiveness, ease of use, communication and efficiency.
A health wearable called Vibe which can be used as a lifestyle product and uses haptic feedback for communication to give a non-intrusive user experience
Challenges encountered during this project opened new opportunities for exploring haptic technology. It also unraveled the need for better interaction vocabulary and behavioural design for non-visual mediums like touch.
Vibe was developed during the initial period of my NID education and it was a very good crash course on Product Design for me.
Technically, the project was one of my biggest failure. We overshot deadline, couldn't distribute and manage tasks amongst team, invested a large chunk of time in research which gave us very little time for ideation and render.
But, it gave me an opportunity to understand our mistakes and master those skills for upcoming projects. It laid the foundation for future successful projects.
Vibe taught me the importance of teamwork as there are no individual rockstars. It is crucial to have thoughtful processes in place while working in a team.