Rapid prototyping is great way to ideate. It’s not always about rapid visualizations or sticky-notes. Diving head first into building a model can clarify intent and create insight.
This prototype is merely an idea starter. What’s a new and playful way to re-think the alarm clock? This concept explores some functional issues, such as confirmation of state change. When the alarm is set, the sphere is divided into two hemispheres. The time display is visible from any vantage as it scrolls around the top hemisphere. This concept adress a persuasive design approach to waking other than sound. There are two distinct alarm functions:
•A ballon slowly inflates after each “snooze bar” is used. After the third snooze bar, the balloon will pop due to over inflation
•Bubbles are sent gently into the air above you bed
This prototype is designed to get the ideas flowing and for new approaches to be considered.Prior to this there was a more raw approach that used quick rapid prototyping to explore ideas. Here are some rapid visualizations of waking up:
These gave rise to this “franken-prototype” which featured an alarm that burst a balloon: