Help iFootprint, an MIT-funded startup, to explore the potentials of footwear experience
An preliminary research including experts and extreme user interviews, as well as the co-creation IoT workshop which inspired us of the future of footwear.
How to define “Smart” footwear?
The purpose of the study is to understand people’s ergonomic, health-related, safety-related needs while using in-home footwear through extreme user and expert interviews and participatory design methods. In this way, their key pain points can be identified that help comes up with the footwear by applying a human-centered design approach paired with system design. The study demonstrates the design thinking process from the stage of inspiration, ideation, to that of implementation to illustrate the complete and solid product design and development process. And it concludes with a suggested solution including product design, service model, and user experience and scenarios, as well as a set of principle-level design considerations for the future research of the in-home footwear?
A preliminary Survey
We investigated the product, data, and society dimensions around IoT (Internet of Things) footwear technologies with insights and empirical knowledge from exploratory expert interviews. The purpose is to find implications around future designs of IoT footwear technologies for the extreme users.