OIKOS is a combination of future technology and real-world technology. It uses the smartphone camera to scan the furniture and the environment and create a virtual simulation model. Users are able to design interior decoration through the visualization function in the model. At the same time, users can also use the OIKOS projector to project the design by AR technology to enhance the user experience.
The average interior design cost is $4,735, with most homeowners paying somewhere between $2008 and $4927. The most common way to hire an interior designer is via an hourly wage. Prices range from $50 to $150 per hour.
According to incomplete statistics, about 5.51 million existing homes were sold in 2017, 1.5 million new rentals were needed, and 0.61 million new homes were sold. We can assume 80% of them have a different variety of decoration needs.
I did the interviews. Most people like designing the interior decoration by themselves but they are worried about that they are not capable to do it because they are lack of design sense and knowledge. On the other hand, one of the most important reasons is that people who do not have special training are hard to project the 3D object in their mind. So they are hard to judge the design by themselves.
1. Would you like to spend $4,000 to hire an interior designer to help you design your house?
2. How many people think that they can design by themselves?
3. If they can see the real design, how many people think they can design by themselves?
According to the survey "Online vs. in-store shopping preferences of consumers in the United States as of February 2017, by product category". Most people right now prefer purchasing online, especially books, toys, and computers. However, according to the date, most people still buy the furniture in the store. Why?
This is an intelligent data loop recommendation system that enters the user's preferred furniture style, scans furniture or scenes, and builds a 3D simulation model. At the same time, when the user designs the interior decoration, it also provides recommended furniture to help the user. After each design, the mobile phone will learn about the user's preferences through machine learning, and provide more accurate recommended furniture next time.
In addition, the model of the furniture can be linked to the furniture seller to help the user purchase. The mobile phone can also be connected to a smart projector, using ai technology to launch the design.
Appreciating beauty is one of the innate talents of humans. Some people haven’t learned graphic design, but they know which poster is better; some people don’t understand the structure of the building, but they can evaluate if the building designed well. so, the AR technology provides a perfect solution for me. My project should include these three use cases.
1. This app should be able to help people design their dearm house and save money.
2. This app should be able to help users purchase the furniture online.
3. It should provide smart recommendations for the user to help them design.
This is an intelligent data loop recommendation system that enters the user's preferred furniture style, scans furniture or scenes, and builds a 3D simulation model. At the same time, when the user designs the interior decoration, it also provides recommended furniture to help the user. After each design, the app will learn about the user's preferences through machine learning, and provide more accurate recommended furniture next time.
In addition, the model of the furniture can be linked to the furniture seller to help the user make a purchase. The mobile phone can also be connected to a smart projector, using AR technology to launch the design.
According to the data and interviews, I find most furniture sales have been challenged by the best way to show the furniture to potential buyers. The combination of the phone and smart projector will provide the best user experience.
Steve is an engineer in a digital advertisement company. He’s married and has a 3 years old son. They e weekends he always spend the time with his family and friends. He and his wife love to spend a lot of time on decorating their house.
John is a furniture seller and he finds it sometimes difficult to sell furniture to customers because he has no way to help customers choose the most suitable furniture. So he is looking for the better way.
Jessica is an architect working for a big company. She has graduated for one year so that she is very easy and hard work. As a new generation, she likes shopping online especially by the App. She has rented a house with her classmate and she needs to buy some furniture. She needs an efficient way to improve purchase experience.
In the task flow, the orange step represents the workflow in which the mobile phone works with the projector. In fact, the orange part is not a step that must be performed. All task flows can skip it and perform it separately.
Scan a new environment model, find a new furniture to replace and add to cart.
Use an existing model to create new design.
Scan the furniture instore and project at home.
Switch to projector and project the furniture to confirm if the style and size are matched.
The icon on the mobile is designed based on convenience and implementation. The projector is more biased towards abstract behaviours, such as zooming in and out, projection, and so on.
Considering the sense of future technology and getting closer to people, I chose a combination of blue and yellow.
The most important design principle is how to make users feel comfortable and provide them with personal design in the most convenient way. What we are doing is to minimize users typing and increase the richness of options for the users in order to save time.
By clicking an item in the place model. users are able to edit the furniture. The furniture is able to be moved, scaled, as well as changed to a new one.
By clicking an item in the furniture's category and press to project.