MESA

Public Interfaces, Case Study
Advised by Kate Lee for the course Public Interfaces at SVA, I designed "Mesa" an interactive tactile + digital interface on the surface of the waiting room table, which combines the principles of Etch a Sketch and the Design Pad at the Cooper Hewitt.
The Problem

Waiting rooms are antiquated. Each one has the same stack of magazines. How can we make better use of this space, so that the people waiting in these rooms could even interact with each other in an inviting and pleasant way? 

The Solution

An interactive tactile + digital interface on the surface of the waiting room table, which combines the principles of Etch a Sketch and the Design Pad at the Cooper Hewitt.

Deliverables

User Interviews; User Testing; User Research & Site Analytics; Persona & Scenario Modeling; Brand Development; Wireframes; Prototypes; Experience Design; Concept Design; Interaction Design; UX Strategy

Role

UX Designer & Researcher

Audience

Neurology patients between the ages of 7-10 who are in the waiting room before an appointment at the Columbia University Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

Inspiration
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The Why's & Ideation

✓ Connect community

✓ Foster conversations

✓ Lift the weight

✓ Make the time pass quicker

✓ Entertainment

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Concept Design

A DESIGN PLAYGROUND

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PAINT

freeform painting by turning the knobs on the table 

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TRACE

mimic the form of mandalas on the table and color them in clockwise

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PLAY

slingshot magnetic marbles over the table & follow sand movements

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CREATE

place different toys & shapes on the table using AI to detect & customize 

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COMPOSE

draw lines which are transcribed into musical compositions to listen & share

Final Prototype

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