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The Problem


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The Problem


 

 

The Prompt

 

Summary

This particular prompt came from a class in my MFA Design program at SVA. We were paired up as a group of 4 and were prompted to create a wearable, paired with another platform, to enhance/enable relationships. 

We were also told that near-future technologies were fair game. This project was about 4 weeks long, but about a year and a half after creating the initial concept with my group, I decided to revisit it.


 

The Problem

+ Narrowing down our focus

As a group, we determined that we were going to make a product to fuse the analog and digital worlds of dating. We came up with the following issues of each:

 

Analog

  • Can't always rely on chance
  • Low percentage of actually meeting someone
  • Blind dates are awkward, hard conversation
  • Meeting in day-to-day life limits chances of seeing each other again

Digital

  • Digital stalking is real + can ruin first impressions
  • Takes a lot of time (i.e. building a profile, judging off of pictures + stereotypical questions)
  • Hard to get to know someone via screen, different personalities come out

Our Goals

  • Merge the best of both analog dating and digital dating
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Interviews + Learnings

In order to narrow the topic down a bit, I reached out to a few people in the industry; both on the fitness providing side as well as the fitness seeking side. Some of my takeaways were: 

  • Fitness providers are extremely self-driven and motivated people
  • Providers thrive off creating a brand of and for themselves
  • Fitness seekers needs and motivations vary infinitely
  • There is power in the social aspect for the seekers, but not necessarily a need for it
  • Fitness is like fashion, there are trends and some people have the energy to follow them, others don’t and get side-tracked
 
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The MXD App


The MXD App


The MXD App 

The MXD App is structured to get you moving as soon as you'd like. Whether your motivation is only going to last about 20 seconds or 5 minutes of searching, MXD has you covered. Below is a video to exemplify how easy it is to get from opening the App to getting your ass in gear.

 


While the MXD App has many aspects that contribute to your relationship with exercise, here are three main features to whet your appetite:

 
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Browse Workouts + Clips


Browse Workouts + Clips


Browse & Preview

As soon as you open MXD, you are able to get moving within a few swipes and a tap of the finger. Browse through the suggestions of the day by swiping through the cards and scroll up to see the details of the playlist; tap and hold to preview the moves of a particular clip and easily determine the best playlist for you in that moment.

 

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Set Your Time


Set Your Time


Set & Schedule

MXD's Alarm Feature literally wakes you up to the flexibility your day can have. In the morning, when you'll have some time later that day, only, to do some moving; you set how much time you think you'll have. When the time comes, MXD will remind you with workouts that fit to what you have time to actually do.

 

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Mood Search


Mood Search


Vibe & Move

A lot of the hurdles that derail intentions to exercise are mood-based; but, ironically, movement and exercise is almost always a means to feel better, or enhance your mood. MXD knows the power of movement on your mood and has created a way to search by how you feel, right this moment. If you have a profile, MXD begins to learn how you feel going into and coming out of certain types of exercises. It begins to almost prescribe what's best for you at certain times.