IoT Device + Mobile Prototyping
An IoT solution to workplace interruptions.
Open office problems
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?
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.
Timeline: 4 months, January - April 2020
Team: Bobbie Chen, Katanyu Guin-glr Chuenmeechow, Andrew Connolly, Rissa Lee
Where was I again?
The Challenges of an Open Office
Open offices are supposed to increase social interactions and create a healthier work environment; however, studies have shown that it decreases productivity and interactions due to the awkwardness. The unspoken workplace etiquette makes it stressful to start a conversation and awkward to turn one down.
Why does it matter?
We conducted a survey of 95 respondents with experience working in an open office and found several trends that convey decreased productivity in the office.
How often are you interrupted in a day?
39% of people stated that they lose over 30 minutes of productive time a day from these in-person interruptions.
This is increased to 66% for software developers.
It’s Hard to Say No and it’s Hard to Tell if Someone is Busy