The primary way is via synchronizing wirelessly with a user’s online calendar (we prototyped this using the Google Calendar API). HourGlass automatically downloads the current day’s appointments
Or using the buttons on the circuit piece of the clock to manually set an appointment and/or the current time.
We began with brainstorming user groups and then journey maps to identify use cases for those groups. We decided to move forward with our therapist user group and the use case of needing to inconspicuously check the time.
The process of how to pitch the material to develop both looks-like and wroks-like models.
We went through many rounds of looks-like and works-like prototype iterations until we were finally able to converge on our final, single, looks-like and works-like prototype.
Light can be seen through coffe under a plastic cup.
With some milk, light will be blocked.
From our iterations, we realized that the best way to view light through any liquid would be to light the rim of the glass and that we could create a three-layer model with an opaque inside and outside and clear middle layer.
When our main functionality and sensors were established, we were able to create our custom PCB (which also helped determine the final size specs for the looks-like prototype). We used KiCad to create a logic schematic and then the footprint.