As part of the Human-Centered Design (HCD) course, Year 1 NUSDID students worked on the SmartWatch design project following the human-centered design process. 

While the SmartWatch market has been forecasted to grow from 15 million in 2014 to 373 million by 2020, user groups and roles of SmartWatch are not defined yet. 

The project brief was to identify new target groups and new functions of a SmartWatch in the 'Internet of Things' era. The student groups identified prospective user groups who can benefit from the use of SmartWatch, then conducted in-depth user studies, built prototypes and tested them. Here we share a couple of project outcomes. 

SmartWatch for Paramedics at Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) 

Tapping into opportunities of wearability and connectedness of smartwatch, the group focused on paramedics at Singapore Civil Defence Force as target user.

The group conducted participatory observations in the ambulance and in-depth interviews with paramedics, and designed an all-weather smartwatch, Codeblue, which eases communication and work flow, with six key functions: time stamp, PTT, maps, video conferencing, protocol reference & incident notification.

Project by Chui Pak Ho, Yeo Ren Jie, Tay Ze Jun Wilmer, Nguyen Trong Hieu

SmartWatch for people with ADHD  

Verge is specifically designed for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Through in-depth interviews and prototype testing with target users, the final design includes the focus app that helps people with ADHD to concentrate on one task within a set-time and an artificial intelligence character Tobi that provides assurance and eases hyperactivity. 

Project by Chiam Yong Sheng Kevin, Lim Yong Kang, Lim Shaw Pin Letitia, Low Wen Bin Timothy