Defuse App Prototype
Defuse is an app to remotely control your essential oil diffuser. This prototype explores the screen-to-device interaction.
Based on how you are feeling, and what oils you have loaded in your diffuser, the app helps you remotely select and diffuse an oil.
I began the iterative process of storyboarding and paper prototyping. I tested the interaction as I went and adapted the design and user flow accordingly.
To transition from paper prototypes to digital, I scanned the sketches and added colour to signify hotspots and interaction. I used InVision to create a clickable prototype that I could test.
After many paper iterations and testing I began making a higher fidelity design to test.
I tested a clickable InVision prototype with an essential oil user. She was very familiar with oil diffusers and found the navigation simple and intuitive. I learned that certain screens I had intended to automatically redirect, or quickly confirm a function, needed to convey their message more clearly.
I created a simple stand-in prototype to act as the essential oil diffuser device being controlled by the app. For the prototype video I used After Effects to model the interactions.