Current mobile devices are chunks of metal and plastic that end up in a landfill.
Users have no emotional bond with their phones. Thus, the average lifespan is 18 months.
How can we lengthen and enhance the relationship between user and device?
Over 3 months, I bounced between scenarios, industrial design, visual design, and interaction design to create a cohesive experience.
People hold and touch their mobile devices all day, so I made sure to prototype the designs physically to get both the UI and ID into human hands. I also experimented with different materials to prototype new interactions.
1. Create a trusting bond to forge a meaningful relationship.
2. Enforce emotional connections by humanizing the interactions.
3. Enable a long device lifespan through ecosystem.