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Grid


Microsoft
4 week student project


*Not affiliated with Microsoft
Grid is a wearable for medical practitioners to manage their time and their patients. Working long shifts is tiring, so help in managing break time can prevent burnout and oversights.


3D Modelling - Form Development - Interface






The start



On the right is my friend Chelsea.

She had shared that when working her 12 hour shifts, she feels like she loses track of time.

This lead to some ideas about a workplace wearable to manage break times and alleviate the overwork and burnout that medical practitioners may experience.







Microsoft


The Xbox Adaptive Controller design was a  step towards a future of inclusive design. 
Image courtesy of Microsoft




Thinking about adaptations also led to considering those that care for people who are working through injury of adaptation.
Image courtesy of Microsoft





Ideation


Some quick sketches to explore the concept.
Explored different styles and developed the concept




Development and interface explorations.








Concept


The concept is a wearable, with a fabric covered display and body. The screen uses and LED display underneath a layer of fabric to simplify the interface and interaction. The use of square display buttons in line with Microsoft’s style maintains an organized understanding of information.
Rendering of design






The interface displays break notifications (left), a basic time/date/weather home screen (center), and a rundown of patient information (right). This breakup of content allows nurses and other medical practitioners to stay focused and streamline the knowledge they need to have on hand.







Color


The colors are inspired by the clean colors of medical offices and the Microsoft logo to incorporate some more playful options.
The materials are medical safe fabrics, such as Milliken Perimeter™.






Final







Thank you for viewing


Faith King            Los Angeles, CA         All work is subject to copyright