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Ritme+ a tangible task alarm

Venhuizen, R.N. (2021) Ritme+ a tangible task alarm.

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Abstract:Neurodiverse people often struggle with doing their daily tasks, as they may lack executive functioning and cognitive flexibility. Ritme is an app developed to help with this by working as an alarm. It forces the user to get up and do their task. To turn this alarm off, the user needs to scan a QR code located at the task location. The goal of this research was to create a prototype of a product for Ritme that decreases the amount of phone usage needed while retaining all functionalities of the original Ritme app. Tangible interaction was implemented as a way to improve user experience. During this project, the creative technology design process was used. Within this process, a brainstorming technique similar to object brainstorming was used to generate ideas which were later evaluated and iterated upon. This resulted in a product that connects to the Ritme app and takes over the function of sounding the alarm and scanning the location-specific part (originally the QR code). This product did not include all tangible interaction guidelines found to be important, however, most of these were not applicable in this case. Overall, the client was satisfied with the final product.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Ritme, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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