This master project is about finding applications for ADA. ADA stands for a brand new technology named Active Digital Aura, which was invented by Philips. It is a kind of technology enable the data transfer via body skin, and accordingly make it possible that the human intuitive touch in everyday life can be the trigger of itself.
The whole project is consisted of Literature Study, User Research, Design, User Test and following Reflection and Future Development.
During the literature study and the user study, the opportunities and challenge of this project were collected, and the research questions were answered. Afterwards, my design goal came out which was to improve the interpersonal connectedness between family members by ADA via relaxing touches. Keeping this goal in mind, and also with the support as well as suggestions from my coaches and ADA experts, a final concept called “AL” was generated collaborating with ambience lighting system and digital photo frame. In “AL” scenarios, firstly, users can trigger their favorite lighting ambience (previous set) accordingly when they sit in the sofa naturally. Secondly, users can experience other family members’ lighting scenes before getting their own lighting ambience, while seeing these family members’ pictures on a digital photo frame. Thirdly, family members can share their lighting ambiences by sitting together. Following, “AL” went through a user test which finally revealed that “AL” is a good design. People enjoyed the ADA way to control lighting ambience, and they gave the feedbacks that the momentary connectedness between them was improved. At the end, I made reflection on the whole project process, and showed up some inevitable effects which should be treat neutrally. Then a plan basing on “AL’ and specifically on ADA technology was created for their future development.