An interactive mirror which helps to avoid conflicts in shared flats

connect by grownect

February 2015

connect is is an Internet of Things concept which aims to improve living together by making it more peaceful. Not only that the product helps to solve existing conflicts easier through improved guided communication, it even helps to prevent conflicts in advance. Therefore it takes advantage of several psychological methods such as the big-5 model.
The system continuously adapts on the users situation and behaviour or (potential) conflict situations based on learnings from the past as well as real-time data gathered through a wearable. A smart adaption algorithm creates a customized the user interface for each user – without him even noticing.

The main device of connect is a self-constructed smart mirror. Equipped with a full HD touch screen behind a two-way mirror layer, it is well suited to be unobtrusive and natural in a home as well as fully functional when needed.

Additionally to the public presentation at my university connect was shown at the See Conference in 2015 (since 10 years one of the biggest design conferences in Germany). Several designer and business decision-makers had the chance to actually try it out there and discuss the concept of our product with us.

This project was created in the 3rd semester of my Bachelor's studies. I was involved in research/concept, interaction design, project management and lead development .

Team: Doreen Scheller, Nadine Mlakar, Tim J. Peters

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