For the Old

Interactive Haze Mask

Project Type: 

Product Design

Individual Work

Team:

Product Designer

Roles: 

Feb. 2017

Time: 

WHY DESIGN THIS MASK

In Beijing, the Elderly insist on outdoor sports in the haze days. Outdoor sports or an extremely important part of their lives. Considering the design of Interactive Haze Mask to enhance the quality of life.

WHERE THE IDEA COME
MINDMAP

Divergent ideas, lists the elements that can be thought of. Starting from the HAZE, diverting out six related elements.

Find the design ideas in these keywords.

RESEARCH

Local Haze Condition

People suffered from SMOG, MASK is needed.

Local Haze Condition

Life style of Local Elderly

DESIGN CONCEPT

With mask, the elder can not communicate freely, active as usual.

Aim to design an Interactive Mask to meet the elder people’s communication needs  while ensure their health.

FOR THE OLD GROUP

Elders’ demand for electronic products

Old people are not accustomed to using smart phones, by contrast, old-fashioned radio is their familiar electronic equipment.

The elder prefer knobs, large buttons and other modes of operation.

Elderly people rarely use headphones, for them, use headphones is a troublesome thing.

They also do not like the experience of put-in headphones.

Comparing to traditional earphone, Bone conduction headphones for the elderly will be a good choice.

 FUNCTION & CONTROL
INTERACTION LOGIC
SIMULATION MODEL

Use 3D model software, simulate the real range of  different activities of the elder.

The data got has big discrepancy with assumption.

SIMULATION MODEL
ITERACTION ILLUSTRATION

Privacy protection ---- for small groups

A and B have the possibility of mutual interference,

use the position to distinguish between primary and secondary input voice,

the reception in front of his mask loulder.

The input/output voice in different location of mask.

How to join a big group?

MARKER

 

A equipment need to mark the signal range of large group.

 

Each new people need a behavior to join the signal range. Walk around the MARKER for one circle. Automatically access to the group signal.

 

MARKER also have the function to  access external media , and share it to the people in same range.

 

One group need only one MARKER .

PROTOTYPE
SIMULATED USER TEST

Invited two testers, using prototype simulation of operation:    

Simulation the using process.    

Find the problems existing in the control button.    

Assuming that they are old men, what are the changes in the behavior?

Procedure

① Two testers wear MASK .    

② Switch the knob ,check whether can they hear each other.    

③ Talk through the MASK,no matter how bad the air condition.

Feedback

HIGH-FI PROTOTYPE

Use RHINO software to create a high-fidelity model, refer to some haze masks product cases. According to the Human Engineering, designing a reasonable mask shape.

 

Make mask perfect fit human face, the  component shape must achieve interactive functions.

PRODUCT TEST WITH MY REAL USERS

Evaluation

Communicate with older testers and hear feedback from testers. Demonstrate the complete operational process, consider whether the operation is appropriate.

Enhance the permeability of the mask and comfort. Reduce the discomfort of wearing a mask.

Look too technical sense, hope more lively, personalized.

The input and output button can be distinguished in a esaier way.

Consider mechanical disassembly for cleaning and filter replacement .

PRODUCT SIMULATION TEST
OUTCOME

Design by Lai Wei © 2020