Glasgow Innovation School Product Design

Cammy Hogg (He/him)

I hold a strong interest in User Experience design, as well as User Interface design.  I enjoy exploring the ways in which people navigate a system, taking an iterative approach in creating and improving this experience.

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Record: Own Your Music
2030: Living Beyond Cancer
Dinaci: Home Healthcare

Record: Own Your Music

Record is a music collation service designed to give the music collector a heightened sense of ownership over their collection.  It can be understood as a music collation multi-tool – composed of a series of digital utilities that accompany the dedicated music collector in their desire to own and celebrate their music.             Centred around a key theme of ownership, Record’s mission is simple; this is about strengthening and protecting the relationship between collector and collection.

1 - Film

Gain insight into the Record experience; follow the experience of Callum, who fears for the fragility of his digital collection.

2 - Contextual Article

Record provokes a discussion around the fragility of modern music consumption. With digital streaming inducing a fragile leasership culture, alongside the recent revival of physical collation - primarily manifest in the rebirth of vinyl - the act of owning music has never felt more chaotic. Record is a response to this chaos; offering the user a place to gather, curate and secure their entire music collection.

3 - Physical Upload

Acting as a space to gather the user’s physical and digital music, Record performs its key role as an upload service. The user is given the opportunity to upload their physical music to Record using the 'Scan' feature, synthesising their physical collection.

4 - Digital Upload

Collectors are able to upload their digital music; securing and curating their entire collection. Doing so affords a series of sub-services, which accompany the user in their pursuit to collect.

5 - Overview

This overview document explores the Record narrative in more detail. Gain insight into Record's various sub-services and the way in which it acts to fund a greater relationship between collector and collection.

2030: Living Beyond Cancer

Future Experiences (Pt. 1)

Part one of Future Experiences was developed alongside two course mates, and was spent speculating on what it could be like living beyond cancer in 2030 in the context of collective intelligence and big data.

Technological advancements could allow for intelligent health monitoring in the home.  Using a set of smart tools – essentially intelligent crockery and cutlery – Dinaci, a healthcare brand of 2030, looks at biological and behavioural trends to build an image of the users normality.  Negative trends in this data point towards health problems; in the beyond cancer context this is an image of risk of readmission.  The data gathered acts as part of a collective intelligence; informing the users healthcare on a local scale; in a wider context it informs global medical and cancer communities.

1 - Summary

Biological trends can be monitored using a catalyst mix - which allows intelligent crockery and cutlery to pick up data as the mix reacts with the user's saliva. The mix itself is tailored to the individual user's biological needs, and can be applied through a regular kitchen item - a spice grinder. Involvement in the Dinaci system diminishes the need for constant visits to the GP: the user is able to maintain a medical vigilance from home.

2 - Context

Whilst many users praise Dinaci for its efficiency in monitoring health in the home - some find that the system invades on everyday life.

3 - Film

This film explores the world of living beyond cancer in 2030.

4 - Process

Our world was informed and inspired by conversations with experts and professionals working within the field of medicine and cancer. We explored consequences in detail - 'this is happening now / this could happen / what if this happened?' - creating a world based on speculation relevant to the context of living beyond cancer.

Dinaci: Home Healthcare

Future Experiences (Pt. 2)

Part two of future experiences was spent revising the Dinaci system.  Aiming to answer questions surfaced during the development of the future world, this new system acts to provide health monitoring in the home in a kinder and less intrusive manner.

This revised Dinaci system maintains consistency with it’s earlier iteration – revolving around a series of intelligent tools that harness and understand the user’s biological and behavioural trends, utilising ‘big data’ in informing the user’s personal health plan, as well as the wider medical community.

These tools are designed to seamlessly integrate into the dining environment, affording consistent yet unobtrusive health monitoring within the home.  In the context of ‘beyond cancer’, Dinaci can be used as a means of monitoring the users’ risk of readmission.

1 - Future World

Dinaci is introduced in a world where intelligent kitchenware offers the beyond cancer patient a means of health monitoring.  Advancements in technology allow regular kitchen tools - such as cutlery - to gather and analyse health data through understanding behavioural and biological trends. This ability to monitor health within the home has its positives, however many users report that the system feels intrusive.

2 - Summary (Pt.2)

This revised Dinaci system presents a new approach to monitoring, responding to issues identified during the creation of the future world - aiming to be more transparent, precise and comfortable.
The user's health status is relayed through a discrete interface - integrated into one of the systems central artefacts - offering information regarding the user's biological and behavioural status.

3 - Film

This film looks at the experience of Jen, a 49 year old woman recently cleared of breast cancer.

4 - Dinaci Manual

The Dinaci manual illustrates the system in a clear manner.