Portfolio in progress
I have wrapped up my project basically and solely working on the portfolio contents. I have uploaded to the portfolio website for access. The team reflection paper is done too.
Generally, the ideal intended outcomes and the actual matched pretty much.The process is entertaining and motivates users to do the breathing exercise continuously. Therefore, I would say the project is quite successful. However, one problem that is affecting the usability and my user experience is the sound sensor. As it can only detect breath within a short range, people tend to push themselves nearer to the sensor and blow hard to make it respond. I also realised that the blow has to be aimed accurately on the sound sensor to make it works. If the blow has to be so precised, the users, especially first-time users, are not able to relax themselves while doing the exercise. If I have a magic wand, I hope the sound sensor can change into a chest sensor instead, so that it can detect chest movement to accurately detect user's time of inhalation and exhalation. The detection of breath needs to be easy for the users because it affects the whole interaction, usability, usefulness and the user experience eventually.
I would like to thank the teaching team, my team member and all my testers for all the supports given throughout this semester.