PATHWAYS

A software designed for Recon Instruments 

 
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Designing for Recon Jet 

This R&D project was done for Recon Instruments. In a team of 5 we designed a software for Recon Jet - a compact wearable computing system built into sport sunglasses for cyclists - that displayed motivating information to the user.

The biggest challenge of this project was designing for the small screen inside sunglasses. With such a small real-state, it was very important to place the most needed information on the screen, in the simplest and the most minimalistic way possible. The information going into one single page would contain: 

  • Time
  • Speed
  • Angle of the hills the bike is on
  • Heart rate
  • Distance to destinations
  • Notifications
 
 

Pathways - Prototype

Building an interactive prototype using a Recon Jet device was essential to validating our ideas and designs.  My team members used HTML to program the visuals inside the screen. We used a Recon Jet prototype, that was provided to us by Recon Instruments, and asked our test-users to wear it,  and to interact with our software, as they rode a bike in a safe and monitored pathway.  Recon Jet is now in the hands of customers; the product is now acquired by Intel


The Design Process

USER RESEARCHUSER FLOW

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In-order to gain a good understanding of our user-base and their needs, we conducted research and used surveys.

Personas

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Based on the research, we then listed the different users that would use our software.  

USER FLOW

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Based on the research, we then proceeded with defining the user-flow of our software, and continued with creating wireframes, and building prototypes to validate the design ideas.