There WHEN YOU NEED IT THE MOST
Echo, a prototype system and design, which uses a single button navigation method for text input and message sending. A simple device designed for explorers and hikers backpacking in an off grid environment.
The research behind Echo is a challenge to the traditional means of text input methods which have long remained the standard of human computer interaction. As a review of this, the aims of this design seeks to discover and develop future methods for of interaction. In specific, a small part of the explorers culture where the want to engage with technology isn’t necessarily desired. This investigation focuses on the needs of such an explorer and why a reimagined system will benefit this lifestyle.
This project was completed at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. In partnership with The Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne.
A project by: