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USER RESEARCH + INTERACTION DESIGN

BETWEEN PRESENT AND COMPLETELY AUTONOMOUS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, WE ENVISION A STEPPING STONE FOR NEW OPERATORS TO COMPLETE A TASK IN A MORE EFFICIENT MANNER THROUGH FEEDBACKS FROM THE EQUIPMENT. THESE FEEDBACKS CAN, IN FUTURE, BE USED TO REMOTELY CONTROL THE AUTONOMOUS EQUIPMENT. 

 
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I worked on the capstone project with Volvo Construction Equipment while also studying human behavior and perceptions at CMU. I realized the importance of mental model in designing an experience which subsequently helped with a deeper understanding of the user that drove the project. The final concept is under patent consideration by Volvo Construction Equipment North America. 

Team -  3 DESIGNERS + 1 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER + 2 BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS 

CMU | 49-741

MY ROLE | User Research, Insight Generation, Ideation, Prototyping and Final Design

TIME | 4 months 


PROCESS

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INTERVIEW WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND USERS

 
 
 
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HOW DOES THE FEEDBACK SYSTEM WORK? 

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STORY BOARD AND CONCEPT DRAWINGS

 
 

MID- FI PROTOTYPES

 
 

FINAL PROTOTYPES

 
 
Render showing a simulation of the pressure feedback

Render showing a simulation of the pressure feedback

 
The resistance will be controlled through the power provided in the hydraulic mechanism of the joystick.

The resistance will be controlled through the power provided in the hydraulic mechanism of the joystick.

 
 

USABILITY TESTING

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PROTOTYPE GALLERY

RESEARCH FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

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