Ingrid Wang - Sun 5 April 2020, 11:58 pm
Modified: Sun 5 April 2020, 11:58 pm

The New Concept

Based on the feedbacks received from presentation, there are some iterations regarding the concept. Lowe is an interactive tool designed for stress relief. The initial state of Lome has five pieces of petals in green and red. The green reflects the positive emotions expressed and the red reflects negative emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety and frustration. Lome is able to record user's speech and repeat it in an interesting animation tone. If there are more than ten negative key words recorded, one piece of petal will change the colour from green to red. Complaining might get a bad rap, but it's not always a bad thing to vent the feelings out — especially if user feel stressed. If there are lots of negative feelings recorded to turn all petals red, user can choose to take out one red petal to the bud which can hold one extra petal. Then, the red petal can change to green while it's placed back to the flower.


Domain Explore

These days, the majority of social productivity is contributed by workers who have a family. Difficulty of balancing work and family and personal life is becoming the stress worth to concern. The stress from family and work is mutual. Work stress can affect the family intimacy and family stress can affect job performance and satisfaction. To balance the personal life and family, an interactive tool to help user releasing stress before entering home can let everyone in the home realise user's low mood. Lome can act as a reminder to tell others if user is in a good mood or not so that family support can work on negative emotions.