Exploration of Electrochromics for Calm Reminder: A Customizable Bracelet

Damien Brun, Jonna Häkkilä

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At the crossroad of calm computing and personalization technology, we present a calm reminder, taking the form of a customizable bracelet. The concept is based on a perpetual and automatic slow switching between two graphical states, only reminding personal values or actions to the user when fortuitously noticed. Switching and customization of the graphical states increases the reminding personal signification, aesthetics, and noticeability by providing a visual change to the user’s periphery. We report on building an actual prototype as well as a survey study (n = 62) and a workshop inspired by co-design practices (n = 17) to understand why and how this concept of calm reminder could be used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI ’21)
EditorsGeorge Buchanan, Hilary Davis, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Zhanna Sarsenbayeva, Alessandro Soro, Diego Muñoz, Leigh Ellen Potter, Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Jess Tsimeris
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-9598-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event33nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Online, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20213 Dec 2021


Conference33nd Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleOzCHI 2021
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  • Wizard of Oz
  • methodology
  • assistive equipment
  • display concept

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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