There are an abundance of technologies available to those with hearing impairments today that aim to help these individuals get around the obstacles posed by their disability. However, while many of these devices are successful in bridging the communication gap, there are usually numerous intermediate steps that need to be satisfied to provide these individuals with “seamless” conversation; this puts them at a disadvantage because of communication difficulties.
We want to provide a product that not only seamlessly fits into people’s lives, but also has a longer reach and scope than existing solutions. Rather than a “solution” to hearing impairments, we seek to create a product that can function as a supplementary tool using modern technology that we have today.
See CC is a hands-free smart glasses device, providing real-time closed captions of conversations for users with hearing impairments. It aims to remove the intermediate steps that the current solutions require, and help you focus on what's most important: being fully engaged in a conversation.
What is the structural inequality that we want to tackle?
"Quality through quantity" - What are different ways of addressing the problem statement?
Converging our ideas into a single solution, and finding possible breakdowns through GenderMag walkthroughs, critiques, etc.
Realizing our polished idea into a tangile high-fidelity prototype that closely simulates the user experience we want to establish.
Communicating our design and the rationale behind why we came up with the result that we did.