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Whirlpool: Smart waterbottle

Problem: What is a 'smart' water bottle and how 'smart' should a water bottle be?

Role: Interaction designer, hardware prototyper

Responsibilities: Support research with drawn visual stimulus, app wireframes, and physical looks like works like prototypes and build and launch a microsite for a micropilot.

Skills used: sketching, app wireframing, web development, Arduino development


Smart Waterbottle

Whirlpool came to gravitytank with a rough question: how can we make a “smart” water bottle. It was our job to determine the desirability of a water bottle with smart capabilities: who was it for and why they would buy. We conducted qualitative interviews to shape the “smart” water bottle and ended with a Micropilot, a quantitative study measuring real life purchase intent.

Early rough prototypes for consumer feedback

Early rough prototypes for consumer feedback

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Prototyping a 'works like' prototype

Prototyping a 'works like' prototype

Minimizing components from a larger Arduino Uno

Minimizing components from a larger Arduino Uno

Arduino mini with a coin cell backpack and support circuitry for an IMU and RGB LED.

Arduino mini with a coin cell backpack and support circuitry for an IMU and RGB LED.