Future of Work

Exploring analogue input and ai integrations in workflows




Duration
5 weeks

Collaborator
reMarkable AS

Team
Chenxing Wang

Key Activities
Interaction Design, User Research, Prototyping, Testing, Video Sketching


Leveraging analogue inputs in an increasingly digital workspace, our project imagines new ways of working in distraction-less environments.


Keeping the learning and reflection needs of 21st century information workers in mind, the project proposes a transition for the company, from being a ‘better thinking product’ to a ‘better thinking ecosystem’.


Dirty prototyping, using tracing paper taped to ipad, running a speech to text software




How can we design new workflows which support information workers do ‘cognitively engaging’ tasks with the attention they deserve?

By exploring new input-output features such as voice, cloud storage and ai, our team visualised practical to speculative scenarios for using the reMarkable tablet.

The features were simulated by dirty mockups, which were then storyboarded into scenarios and shot as one-minute video sketches.



Scenario: Practical and everyday workflow
Feature: Voice

* Has audio



Scenario: workflow with a small change
Feature: using AI to pull out relevant data from cloud storgae


Scenario: Speculative with a completely new workflow
Feature: using AI for custom internet search


Process


1/ Work and flows

2/ Prototype & Testing

3/ Product to Ecosystem

4/ Future Scenarios



1/

Work and workflows


reMarkable wanted us to look at modern, digital cross-platform way of working that supports its users’ needs to achieve their goals.

What is a focused way of working?


We did a quick mapping to understand all aspects of workflow,  starting from reMarkable’s vision, mental models associated with user behaviours, and future of work.



2/

Prototype and Testing


We prototyped 5 concepts, from micro interactions to some new ways of working using reMarkable.
Testing prototypes at reMarkable head office in Oslo. ©reMarkable 2019

3/

Product to Ecosystem


Scenarios conceptualised at three levels of this ecosystem: reM Device, reM cloud and internet.



4/

Future Scenarios


We use reMarkable’s analogue writing feature, and introduce  new voice and ai integrations to explore new cloud based services. 







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