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Corus

Corus

Corus

Improving the Turkish tea experience

Helping co-sleeping through mixed reality

Helping co-sleeping through mixed reality

Helping co-sleeping through mixed reality

A tea set for Esse, one of the biggest retail culinary stores of Turkey, that have coherence between elements and designed Turkish households in mind.

A system that helps cohabitating couples become more synchronized in their sleep routines. It includes a set of holographic candles and an app that connect to the home’s lighting system.

Personal Project in 2012 
Meriç Dağlı, Julia Petrich, Nehal Vora, Rossa Kim for Phillips Healthcare in 2016
I was responsible for Virtual 3D Prototyping, Visual Effects, Model Making, Concept Generation.
Presented as a demo at TEI 2017 in Yokohoma, Japan.
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Designed with-in existing Turkish rituals on tea making and serving, Spotea offers a better tea experience to low-to-middle class families by smart use of materials. Spotea eliminates going to nearby tea maker for checking the status of boiling by expressing the interface among itself, reflecting light through its body. By this way, users may know the status of their tea, just by Spotea emitting lights through the kitchen, even its dark.

The components of Corus are the main candle in the bedroom and other “satellite” candles around the home. The app connects to the main candle through the cloud. The satellite candles are connected to the main candle through Bluetooth and can also control the smart lights such as Philips Hue.  Users can control the lights two ways: through the app and by using gestural inputs on the candles themselves.

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As the temperature of water rises, Spotea changes it's to the corresponding optimum brewing temperature of the green tea, herbal tea, and black tea.

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Since different tea types require different temps to brew for maximum taste; there are two temp–based modes: 80°c for green or herbal tea, 100°c for black tea.

The candles themselves offer feedback to the users in their color. Each of users has a different accent color on their app. The candle’s color will be somewhere in the middle of these two hues. This helps the couples get a sense of the balance in their preferred schedules, as in, who is getting closer to their preferred schedule and who might be making more of a compromise on average at any time.

The candles themselves offer feedback to the users in their color. Each of users has a different accent color on their app. The candle’s color will be somewhere in the middle of these two hues. This helps the couples get a sense of the balance in their preferred schedules, as in, who is getting closer to their preferred schedule and who might be making more of a compromise on average at any time.

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To prevent bitter taste in the tea, the handle is 'pushed and turned' in order to cut the surface contact between tea leaves and water.

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Inspired by traditional Turkish serving tray “aski a.k.a çayci askisi”, serving set aims to enable serving for max. capacity possible by its smart area usage.

Design Process
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To get warm about tea-making, brewing processes and also vessels, as our research group of five, we've tried to learn about the history of tea-making and tea-serving.

In order to check the current time, the user has to pick the display up since the display is no longer facing towards the user.

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To understand users mental model of tea–making, our research group interviewed with three different user samples; who have three different types of tea-makers.

After looking at the time, the user has to put the display back to its base to silence the speaker completely and turn off the light.
 

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To learn from experience by observing a user’s actual tea-making process, our group used a new user interview technique, Experience Reflection Modelling (ERM) developed by  Dr. Senem Turhan.
 

In order to check the current time, the user has to pick the display up since the display is no longer facing towards the user.

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To generate initial ideas which can be solutions for combined factors as a group, we have used "the idea generation matrix method"; which helped us to combine and transform two different ideas into one.
 

After looking at the time, the user has to put the display back to its base to silence the speaker completely and turn off the light.
 

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