Expanding the field: The prototyping journey of the Smart Gx Bottle
For IoT devices to deliver new kinds of experiences, success depends on integrating technology into the familiar form factors in our daily lives.
The best design happens on the field, not the lab
Designing on the field and prioritizing practice over theory led to some serendipitous discoveries that challenged our underlying assumptions:
Optimize your prototypes for learning potential
Non-essential parts of the app experience were “Wizard of Oz’d”
One of the trickier features we had to test was the concept of Daily and Practice hydration modes.
For prototyping the app we chose React Native, for a couple of reasons.
Involve the right experts at the right time
Smart Design’s design and technology team
Athletic testing facilities – IMG Academy & Michael Johnson Performance®
Gatorade & GSSI
Technology partner – ImpacX
Various Open source contributors
About Eva Peng
Eva Peng is a Design Technologist who brings together technical know-how and user experience design. The Swiss Army knife of the team — she enjoys bringing designs to life and answering questions through technology. Previous stints were at frog design and The New York Times. Notable clients include Walmart, IBM, Square, and United Technologies. Eva holds a BFA in Architecture and Human Computer Interaction and a Masters in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.