This project was brought about through my ArtCenter Extension course, Introduction to Interaction Design, led by instructor John Deyto during Summer 2020. I created a video demonstration and showcased the many phases of design and development throughout the project’s lifecycle.
User Scenario: Ryan is socially isolated at home due to COVID-19 travel restrictions but yearns to connect with others from around the world in an intimate, personalized way. Ryan would enjoy the ability to live and travel vicariously through others from the safety of home.
- Human connection is paramount
- Ability to censor content (visual/audible)
- Real-time auto-translate (audible/text)
- Experience the daily life of others
- Interact stationary or on the go
- Opportunity to transcend boundaries
- Information wellspring
- Must be engaging
- Fun to use
This is an Apple Glass experience app walkthrough that reimagines what the power of Siri the artificial intelligence (A.I.) personal assistant could do to connect people across the world by allowing them to experience the everyday lives of others via a two-way video livestream.
By creating a visual interface that incorporates live-streaming, real-time auto-translation, and augmented reality, users can be transported to different parts of the world and experience other people's lives in a very intimate manner irrespective of language, time, and geographic barriers.
Jessi lives in Seattle, Washington. She enjoys cooking and traveling. She wants to better understand Mexican culture, particularly when it comes to food. She has made a connection through the Connex app, Diego, and they agree to cook together.
Diego lives in Mexico City, Mexico. He wants to find out what everyday life is like in Seattle, and enjoys cooking and wants to expand his culinary expertise to impress his family. He calls Jessi for their scheduled cooking session.