- Describe what your interface does in 2 sentences or less.
The interface takes up an entire wall, creating a “virtual reality” image in its inactive state that allows the user to relax and enjoy their space. When active the interface switches over to a display of important information about the house and the area surrounding the house (temperature indoors and out, appliances and lights, locked doors and windows(security?), and important tasks to remember.)
- Who would use your interface?
This interface would likely be used by home owners who have an interest in keeping their home secured from one easy to use console. Probably home owners with larger houses since it keeps track of lights and the like, though a smaller console that is more like a window than an entire wall could be created for smaller dwellings.
- What would they hope to gain?
They would gain peace of mind knowing that their home is secured and not wasting energy, as well as a relaxing virtual getaway of their choosing when the interface is “inactive.”
- What is the context/environment in which people will use your interface? Would it be used in public/private? Alone or in groups?
This interface would likely be used alone and in the privacy of your own home, though it could be used to secure any building. The inactive state could be enjoyed by many, though the active state is more of a single user experience.
- What sorts of physical items might a user have to interact with?
The user wouldn’t have to interact with any physical items, just the wall.
- What questions do you need answered about your interface to see if it is necessary or effective?
Do people even have a desire to have a center console for tracking their home’s electricity use? The security of their home? Do they want to have a space where a wall is a virtual escape? Is it too large for a normal person to want to use? What types of information should be included and what seems superfluous?