SENSOR-BASED RESEARCH

August 2013 - Current
Team: Knowl Baek, Parry Koriath, Jaime Riviera

Problem:

Many people in urban areas procrastinate in going to sleep, suffering mild cases of chronic sleep debt.* We set out to explore the role of procrastination in sleep debt, and how use of technology and digital content affects the decision making. 

*2011 Sleep in America Poll (Communications Technology in the Bedroom). National Sleep Foundation.

Objectives:

- Use models from social science theories and ethnographic methods to frame a qualitative research question.
- Collect data using various sensors in pursuit of rich and dimensional insights.
- Iterate to determine effective research, analysis and visualization methods.
- Document processes, methods & results of sensor experiments in a ‘whitebook'

  • USER CENTERED DESIGN THEORY

  • ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

  • LITERATURE REVIEW

  • SECONDARY RESEARCH

  • QUESTION DEVELOPMENT

  • SENSOR EXPERIMENTS

  • DATA ANALYSIS

  • DATA VISUALIZATION