The imLiving application questions what it could look like if we were actively monitoring and aware of our every action. Will the quantified data of behavior help us be better people? By seeing what we allocate our time doing would the results have an impact on our behaviors? imLiving is part of self solutions: helping you to improve or modify your self and your life to be “better.”
Design Question: How can we use technology to offer positive reinforcement and help us remember positive interactions?
LulaBy Me combines smart technologies with process automation and robotics to create personalized lullabies a user is able to listen to at bed time. The computer handles a task such as singing a lullaby typical a human nurturing task. With the users input the computer and person work together to create a song that will hopefully provide the user with positive feedback.
By bringing to light written moments of our day while attempting to humanize technology for entertainment and reflection. Text has become a dominant form of communication in society. Often we forgo daily reflection or focus on the negative moments but forget to remember the those that brought on a smile.
The hope is that people would insert the positive moments of their day or if they input negative words the reality of the sing back would become so bizarre the text would become funny. Many of us have evolved from infants being sung lullabies and being read bed time stories or fairy tales, to replacing before bed activities with falling asleep to the TV, tablet or computer before going to bed as a way to unwind. The comforting actions of a parent or care giver have been replaced with impersonal digital media. LullaBy Me was incorporated into Hi Hi as the element for reflection.