SELFIT is a product service system based on finger camera and an application specialized for shooting and sharing selfie pictures. The camera is designed to allow users to take selfie pictures more SAFELY and COMFORTABLY even in dynamic situations. The application service based on camera enables users to enjoy and share their photos through connected SNS platform.
Then we conducted in-depth personal interviews with EIGHT GROUP OF USERS and they can be divided into six groups. The 'Lead Users' are a group of people who have advanced needs and ones that may not be met by existing cameras, just like early adopters. They must either tolerate their unmet needs or innovate themselves to address them. It was not easy to find 'Lead Users'. 'Users' are a group of normal people who use existing cameras without any specific expectations or advanced needs.
Most people are satisfied with smartphone camera specifications when they take selfies. It means we do not have to pursue higher resolution or better photo quality than smartphone cameras can offer.
Sudden shooting in unexpected or dynamic situations is difficult for all existing cameras, including smartphones.
Waterproofing is required to take a picture in water, but most existing cameras do not offer this function.
How might people shoot selfie photos safely in a dynamic situation and share them in a more faster and easier way?
People like to save and share their memory through Social Network System(SNS), especially, selfie photos. Many people try to save themselves even in the dynamic moments, such as playing in the water or riding a rollercoaster. However, current cameras are not suitable for selfie photos in those situations. Thus, we designed SELFIT.
Based on the experiences that the interviewees shared, I drew up three main scenarios for the existing limitations that we had to focus on.
01. WHILE RIDING A ROLLERCOASTER
Smartphones are not suitable for taking selfies in dynamic situations. It takes a quite long time to turn on the camera app as it can be a complex process. Some people have tried to take photographs in dynamic situations, but it can be very dangerous and could cause miserable results.
02. WHILE PLAYING IN THE WATER
There is a waterproof plastic pack in which to carry the camera. However, it is uncomfortable and restricts functionality. The touchscreen does not work well inside the plastic pack. Because they are worrying that water will get into the pack, people do not fully enjoy the water activity.
03. WHILE RIDING A BIKE
It is very dangerous to take a selfie with a smartphone while riding a bike. However, stopping the bike to take selfies is also annoying and not as much fun.
People love to take selfies, even in certain situations that are difficult to shoot with existing cameras. By improving the shape, portability, and speed of the camera shots, we wanted to make it possible for them to take selfies in active situations.
EMA (Gadabout Girl)
- a female, 22-year-old student
- Keywords: SNS / Fashion / Accessory / Extrovert / Obamish
- Life Style: She grew up in an upper-class family and is satisfied with her life. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and wants to take a number of selfies under any circumstances. She enjoys sharing the photos through SNS. She loves to buy hot items or something she likes regardless of the price.
DAVID (Outdoor Mania)
- male, 28-year-old, office man
- Keywords: Travel / Automobile / Cool / Social / Humorous / Free-Spirited
- Life Style: He grew up in a middle-class family environment and, is living a stable life now. He likes sports activities and has also joined cycling clubs. He likes natural pictures rather than planned ones. While enjoying sports, he wants to take pictures of vivid situations. However, he feels that existing cameras have limitations.
Before drawing sketches, we tried to put on other sample wearable products to learn how to achieve comfortability and to find out which position the camera module and buttons have to be placed in. The product in the photos is a wearable laser controller for the presenter made by GENIUS.
ABS 3D Printing
TYPE 01 - LESS ACTIVE
TYPE 02 - MORE ACTIVE
01. ON-BOARDING & PAIRING
After downloading the SELFIT application, users can easily pair their SELFIT camera with the mobile app through Bluetooth.
02. PREFERENCE SETTING
03. SHOOTING SELFIE PHOTOS
Users can shoot selfie photos easily with SELFIT camera. The photos are saved into the application.
04. EXPLORING PHOTOS
03. SHARING THROUGH SNS PLATFORMS
05. SHARING THROUGH SNS PLATFORMS
03. SHARING THROUGH SNS PLATFORMS
Photos and videos taken by SELFIT are saved in the smartphone using the app. It offers A DIRECT CONNECTION with other SNS platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, which helps users share the photos or videos with just a few touches. The SELFIT app offers information about THE REMAINING BATTERY LIFE AND MEMORY. Furthermore, users can select suitable photo ratios.
01. AMUSEMENT PARK WITH FRIENDS
02. GOING TO THE BEACH WITH FRIENDS
SELFIT makes it possible for users to enjoy selfie shooting SAFELY in any situation. While riding a roller coaster or a bike or even enjoying a sport, users can save their every moment RIGHT AWAY with a PORTABLE camera SELFIT. Moreover, they can share their photos with friends or family members whenever they want. SELFIT can help users SAVE MEMORIES and PROMOTE HAPPINESS.
We expect to occupy a distinctive position in the SELFIE-SHOOTING CAMERA market.
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