shepherd

smart technology lighting for the dark

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Design for Healthy Ageing Population

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user/consumer research

JULIE LEASURE

daughter and caregiver for her 2 parents with Alzheimer's disease

How does an ageing person with Alzheimer's disease struggle?

Remembering and completing a task with multiple steps is especially difficult and requires constant reassurance.

mission statement

market gap analysis

comparing products on the market for safety vs intended age group

OPPORTUNITY

swot analysis

STRENGTHS

constant demand for night lights

WEAKNESSES

gap in healthy ageing consumers

vagueness in usability

successful solution for darkness

no adaptability

assumes users' sound state of mind

OPPORTUNITIES

universal light design

THREATS

reliant on electrical sockets

need for subtlety

attention grabbing product

portability

adaptability

design focuses

SLEEP

VISION/LIGHTING

WAYFINDING

initial prototyping

ideation sketches

form exploration

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concept selection

materials palette