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Project 3 Final: the FitFun Treadmill

Here is a prototype of the treadmill’s screen: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4072122/Interface2.swf And here is a link to our use-case video: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4072122/FitFunTreadmill_Scenario.mov For the scenario video, we first came up with 4 different Character Profiles in vein of one IDEO method card’s suggestion. … Continue reading

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Project 3 Part 5: Plan Implementation

We took the outlined plan from Part 4 and applied it at our next visit to the gym. Many of those interviewed were enthusiastic about the idea of a more interactive treadmill. Certain interviewees suggested ideas of their own. A … Continue reading

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Project 3 Part 4: Shaping up the Research Plan

Data Gathering Techniques: Interview – Will give us an idea of the current perception gym frequenters have¬†towards the gym and treadmills, and how they feel about adding a social¬†aspect to it. Will give us a clearer idea of how users … Continue reading

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Project 3 Part 3: Running the Observation

We went to the CRC to actually observe and study how people interact with the machines and each other at the gym. Overall we found that many people usually plugged in their headsets immediately upon choosing a treadmill. The treadmills … Continue reading

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Project 3 Part 2: Working Out a New Gym Design

The original concept of redesigning Exercising into something more social and interactive was tweaked and narrowed down to the specific task of redesigning the gym! Like with bus rides and the grocery store, there are a large number of people … Continue reading

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Project 3 Part 1: Finding Products to Socialize

All eight of us miraculously managed to meet up and come up with 25 ideas together: we discussed the possibilities in all of them, then took a vote on the three ideas we would present tomorrow. Here are our original … Continue reading

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Project 2 Part 3: the Final Oblivion

[to be expanded upon] We forgot about the 2-page summary as well as the accompanying product: although we never managed to turn those two required pieces in on time, I will post them here in this post. I am also … Continue reading

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