IoT Device + Mobile Prototyping


Time frame: months

Team: Bobbie Chen, Katanyu Guin-glr Chuenmeechow, Andrew Connolly, Rissa Lee

My Role

  • Collaborated in a cross functional team with an engineer, product designer and business analysts.

  • Ideated and defined scope through conducting generative and evaluative research.

  • Planned and executed remote usability studies to iterate designs.

  • Created wireframes and crafted micro-interactions for high fidelity screens.



The Issue

You’re focused and finally in a good rhythm for working when a coworker comes by to ask you a question. To avoid being seen as unfriendly, you talk to them at the cost of your productivity. You can’t just put yourself as busy in-person like you can on Slack. It’s not their fault, how could they know? Or could they?




Remove the need to tip-toe around unspoken workplace etiquette


An IoT solution to workplace interruptions. Dash brings your Slack status into real life to reduce interruptions and create more meaningful conversations through clear communication. It’s more than a productivity tool. It brings people closer together by reducing the uncertainty and awkwardness of approaching coworkers.


Reduce interruptions that negatively impact productivity

Provide transparency and visibility into one’s availability to talk

Increase the opportunity for meaningful conversations that strengthen the relationship between coworkers