Working together with business leaders, engineers and designers from Panasonic and Parsons, the project follows a standard define-prototype-test-iterate process. To define our scope, we created agent maps, mind maps, polarity maps, and conducted informal interviews with people who have experienced sleep deprivation or sleeping disorder.
Existing Products vs SLEEPWISE
Through close examination of the current sleep tracking products on the market, our research identified that existing technology tracks the user’s sleep pattern, and generates a summary report for each night. These sleep reports may be useful for review the user’s sleep quality, but provides no solution to improve sleep quality. Instead of passively collecting data throughout the night, our team wanted to create a product that actively helps the user sleep better during the night.
Below the graph shows how the proposed product would benefit the user from a better night sleep. On the left, the room temperature AC is set at 75 fahrenheit throughout the night, causing the user to wake up from time to time. On the right, the room temperature is adjusted dynamically by the smartphone app according to the user’s sleep cycle, helping the user sleep better at night.