Throughout the day people often experience a series of different contexts; one wakes up at home, goes to work, maybe go for sports and relaxes. Within these contexts different information flows can be important to the user. A smartphone typically shows all information all the time, making it difficult to distinguish valuable information from the “junk”.
Qualica is a conceptual wearable device. Qualica is intelligent; it is able to detect the user’s context by using location information. Additionally, it has access to multiple data sources by integrating with popular third party services; one’s activities (running, cycling), social media, health data and environmental information (e.g. the weather). The contextual information is used to decide which of these datasets to display. The user can configure the device via the app, connecting datasets to various contexts.
Qualica relies on a minimalistic display to communicate with the user, making information quick and glanceable. For more in-depth information behind Qualica’s display, the accompanying app can be used.
Qualica is a graduation project at the department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology