Wearable Stress Patch
The Wearable Stress Patch is designed to start a discussion around a product, and the development and impact of technology in daily life. An important aspect was to analyze through different lenses for a critical view and to create and understand the traces of a product.
The patch makes the users more aware of how they are addressing their energy/stress. It shows both distress and eustress in an instant visualization. Along this concept follows several questions that contributes in the overall discussion around this kind of product;
Do you want to show your results and stress level to other people?
How much information do you need and want to share?
What is the best way to visualize a value?
How do you visualize a value without using numbers?
Do we get even more stressed of the constant reminder products like this gives us?
Martin Avila (Konstfack 2013)