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edi

BFA Senior Thesis Project at the University of Michigan

edi is a companion robot designed to help adolescents become independent in taking their daily medication for chronic illness

7 Month Timeline

Read my thesis paper here.

edi: the pet that takes care of you

 

ID, UX, Arduino

Skills


did you take your medicine?
— everyone's mom

Remember being asked that question? Ugh, annoying

But, there's more to this question than meets the eye, especially when a child takes daily medication for chronic illness. It prompted me to think,

"How could taking medication be a positive experience?"

"Should parents give their children responsibility in taking their own medication?" 

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Inspired by these questions and others, I designed and built edi, with the

 goal to make the experience of taking medication a little bit better for everyone involved.


RESEARCH

Secondary

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PRIMARY

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Synthesis

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PERSONA

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Insights

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IDEATION

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CHOosing DIRECTION

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FLOW CHARTS


STORYBOARD

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CONCEPT REFINEMENT

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CAD models

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PROTOTYPING

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ELECTRONICS

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Material and color

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WIREFRAMING

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FINAL CONCEPTS

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how it works

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DEMO VIDEO


EXHIBITION PREP!

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EXHIbition

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