Yeah!! winner of Interaction 13 SDC

I was selected one of the winners of Interaction 13 Student Design Challenge. I will be awarded a prize by Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) at Intel Labs and the IxDA.

About Interaction 13
Each year, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) holds a conference that draws thousands of interaction designers from around the globe. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the IxDA and its 6th annual conference- Interaction13. The world’s largest Interaction Design conference touches down in Toronto from January 27th-31st in this year.
This year, Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) at Intel Labs and the IxDA wanted applicants to explore the experience implications of “playful technology.”   Considering the paradigm shifts in what technology means and how we interact with it and building on the work that Intel Labs has been doing around the changing relationships we have with technology.
Interaction 13 Student Design Challenge

Experience Tele-communication

Modern Tele-communication media are mainly using two primary human senses: sight and auditory, is the transmission of information over significant distances to communicate and it enables us to interconnect each other surpassing the temporal and spatial constraints. However using today’s highly advanced Tele-communications, it is sometime not sufficient to deeply express our intended minds and intrinsic information more truly and with more human warmth even though we are using many diverse Tele-communication media.

In our real world communications, of course; there are numerous ways to communicate with each other beyond simple visual and auditory informational communication. For example, we convey emotions through facial expressions, voice tones, eye contact, hugging, holding hands, body and hand gestures, and expressing identity, feelings and circumstances through clothing styles, and so on. We send out hundreds of signals about ourselves, and people subconsciously read those signals and react to them long before we’ve had a chance to say or do anything of substance. These various means of experiential communication are associated with our five interactions closely and all organic interactions work in harmony to communicate our feelings and intentions with conscious and subconscious ways. In other words, our experiential communications are closely linked with our delicate feeling and emotional communications.

The idea of Experience Tele-communication is the transmission of experiential information for augmenting people’s emotional communication ways over significant distances through five organic sensational interactions from media. The Experience Tele-communication is about the next generation of telecommunication that helps to promote emotional and reliable communications between people surpassing the temporal and spatial constraints and augment their co-presence experiences to enrich our communication activities for understanding the other person’s diverse emotional context and feelings through five human organic sensory interactions. The Experience Tele-communication is expected to contribute for extending emphatic relationships to share variable emotional experiences between people and also make a better ‘feeling communication’ between them in near future.

Audio Aroma

Audio Aroma Stress is a normal part of life, especially during periods of transition and uncertainty. But if left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pains, or irregular heartbeat. 

There are lot options available to reduce stress. Audio (music) and aromatherapy are bestselling stress relievers because a relaxing sound and pleasant scent can reduce stress in any given tense situation.

The idea behind Audio Aroma is to design a personalized wearable anti-stress system that uses calming sounds and comforting scents to benefit a person under stress. When we listen to or smell something, the auditory and olfactory receptors transmit a message to the limbic system in the brain. This system supports a variety of functions including those related to instincts, moods and emotions. This is the reason why sound and aroma therapies are particularly good for treating stress, emotional and psychological problems.

The Audio Aroma system will provide a refreshing and relaxing feeling to user using auditory and olfactory sensory inputs when the user is overexerted. Through a wearable fashion accessories (current developed prototype), the user is stimulated on an implicit level by audio and aroma fragrance samples. The user needs to assign her choice previously as her preference in the Audio Aroma mobile phone application.

When a user gets in stress moods, the fashion accessories for sensing the stress detects her stress and forwards that that information to her mobile phone. Her mobile phone system logs this data and sends the set audio & aroma to the Audio Aroma actuator system, which will then stimulate the user like an emotional refreshment. Aroma actuators heat the solid aroma and the pulsating sound from the speaker helps to gently emit the fragrance. This indirect sound and aroma stimulation helps the user to decrease her stress level, and refresh her subconsciously. In addition, the system can also be integrated with a mobile phone application to analyze the user’s stress patterns and helping us create a personalized solution based on her log data. In addition, her stress log data in her mobile phone can be used by her doctor later as reference.