This project was inspired by Ricky, Fangzheng's friend, and the group's interviewee. During the interview, he said that he really wanted to know when his friend was available to hang out but didn't want to keep texting him all of the time.
Our team designed this device to be a gentle reminder that both people could reach out to each other in an unobtrusive way. When one person is available, the device would send a notification to the other person that could be either responded to or ignored and was also a cute notification system that fits well into the home environment. We did not want to include screens or text in an effort to make a glance-able and an extension of pre-existing IoT technology.
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