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WEARABLE TAILORED FOR BODYBUILDERS & PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD

Summer 2020 | Personal project 

Duration: 3 weeks

Role: Industrial designer, User Research 

PROBLEM

Progressive overload is a principle that often overlooked and not fully understood amongst beginners and amateur bodybuilders. 

 

Resulting in slow improvement, plateau, and frustration

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SURVEY RESULT

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78.9 % of people track their performance and workout by memory

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89.5% of people don't use any app to document and analyze their performance

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73% of people don't have a schedule or workout program to follow

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15.8 % 

31.6% 

52.6%

Intermediate and advanced groups are more likely to hit a plateau

Demographic by expertise

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Advanced

Intermediate

Beginner

USERS PERSONAS

  • Age: 20-30

  • Level: amateur - intermediate

  • Aesthetics: vibrant, minimal, unique

EXPECTATIONS

  • Tracking features

  • Time-reminder

  • In-depth summary

  • Progress analysis

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TRENDS

  • Spending on fitness wearables is expected to pass $90 billion in 2022

  • Consumers focus on functional strength training

  • Increasing growth of fitness culture & health awareness

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PROJECT GOAL

To design a piece of wearable emphasizes functionality and novel appearance for the fitness community 

BRAND ANALYSIS: BEAST SENSOR

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  • Existing mobile application 

  • Pre-established advanced tracking and analyzing  technology

  • Tailored made for weightlifting

OPPORTUNITY DEFINE

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  • Separate parts

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  • Integrated with sensor

  • Generic appearance

  • Unique & seamless look

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  • Continuity of form

INSPIRATION

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  • Interchangeable strap

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  • Contrasting color

CONCEPTS EXPLORATIONS

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CAD DEVELOPMENT

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STORYBOARD

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1. Power on

Press power button to turn on sensor. Sensor automatically connects to persona device.

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2. Choose program

Choose workout exercise to enable tracking feature. Tracking information includes repetitions, sets, and resting time in between sets.

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3. Work out

Start lifting with peace in mind 

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4. Rest

Beast sensor starts counting down once you finish the set and remind you when to start the next one

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