10-week term project in collaboration with NOKIA
The primary objective with this term project was to propose new
products articulated inside or adjacent to the core areas of:
activity, weight management, heart health and sleep, which could
enhance Nokia's digital health business unit portfolio in
The starting point, in order to explore relevant design
opportunities, was to first get a common understanding of Nokia
Health's present products and the segments they are represented in,
the technologies these are based on and the way users interact and
experience these through the actual use of a number of products on
the market. A visual summary of the design language that today goes
across both the physical and digital manifestation of Nokia Health
was also explore through a common core exercise.
The final design concepts addressed as diverse themes and user
challenges as: Concentration monitoring with EEG sensors in a noise
cancelling headset. Sleep coach represented with a bedside alarm
clock. Nutrition management with synced weight and visual
recognition of food item in kitchen top products. Next generation
Nokia smart watch. A head-worn unit for breathing control and
meditation. A new take on the classic body scale. A wearable
activity and alarm bracelet for elderly. A friendly and
communicative baby monitor. A health and skin care kit and a watch
for mental health tracking.
External project tutors from Nokia:
Anton Fahlgren, Head of Industrial Design, Nokia Design,
Amelie Caudron, Project Manager, Nokia Health, France.
External tutor on Strategic Design:
Alex Liebert, Industrial Designer, Usify AB.
Visualization and form feedback:
Jonas Sandström, Senior Lecturer, Umeå Institute of Design.
Course responsible and internal tutor:
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.