Ecolibrium

2020 has been a weird year for everyone. At MHCI+D, cohort 8 started our year remotely, so it was fitting that our Immersion Studio brief was centered around designing for the home. But rather than researching ways to make our homes more hospitable to ourselves, we were challenged to look at the home from a posthuman perspective.

The Brief

Team Homebodies

Formative Research

Literature Review and Competitive Analysis

Semi-Structured Interviews

Insights

Every home biome is unique

Cleaning is highly personal

Cleaning habits are focused on the short term

“Antibacterial” products may harm more than help

How might we track and maintain a healthy pro bacteria household?

Ideation

Prototyping

User Journey and Prototype

Testing

Next Steps

Improve copy for comprehension and joy

Clarify physical aspect

Better biome bonding

More data!

Takeaways