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Nearly 1/4 of adults aged over 65 are considered to be socially isolated.

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Social isolation has been associated with a 50% increased risk of dementia as well as an increased risk of many other serious medical conditions.

Amity is the board game console designed to provide a fun shared experience between players and their loved ones. The board uses physical playing pieces and integrated video calling to provide meaningful engagement despite any distance.

Team Members:

Callan McGill
Hayley Stout
James Krasner

Role:

Ideation 
UX/UI
Physical prototyping

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An interactive game board could provide a genuine connection over age differences 

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values physicality

easy to learn

connective over distance

easy to connect

engaging over time

comfortable in home

Physical Testing

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button and icon size analysis

reachability analysis

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game piece size analysis

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The Board

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Curved Aluminum Form with Feet

Negative space underneath as well as the soft curves were added to ease the process of picking up the device, while the defined feet indicate placement on the table

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Magnetic Adjustable Hinge

Allows easy transfer of second screen from each port with the ability to tilt for best positioning

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Illuminated Power Button

Easy to locate power button that visually indicates power status and battery levels

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Additional Parts

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standard piece

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mini piece

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User Interface

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Utility Setup

Chess Setup

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