wakeup.me
The social alarm clock
2013
Concept: Wakeup.me is a service that enable a close person to control our waking up technologies remotely, like lights and sound installed in our bedroom. The Wakie is trusted to wake us up, and he has the power to choose the soundtrack and the color of the lights in our room, making every wake up different and poetic.
Context: Sleeping and waking up are important activities of everyday life but often undervalued and neglected. In the modern lifestyle it is usual to be awaken by sleeping technologies instead of close people.
Process: The project was developed in 2 weeks. Most of the time has been spent in user research, understanding the relationship between sleep, sleeping technologies and trust. Just 3 days of prototyping led to a simulated scenario with fully working prototypes.
Tools: Arduino, PHP, Javascript