Deliver the magic of technology while blending seamlessly into the experience, not detracting or distracting from it.
We started with researching the type of user who might be interested in outdoor experiences enhanced by web of things technology and what experiences are commonly encountered while hiking that could be improved. Next, we researched different materials and web of things technology sensors. After deciding on the materials we would use: fiber optic fabric, photovoltaic fabric and shape memory alloys we moved on to sketching our designs and building user scenarios.
Our final decision on our product design was the LED illuminating backpack, which we built out as a physical prototype.
Research, sketches, physical prototype and visual development.