Same Heart

Same Heart is a wearable and phone app combination that helps people see the best in themselves and in others, proving that many of our personal core values are the same no matter how we identify. It is a tool to spark spontaneous conversation between people that might have otherwise never spoken, and a tool to show that we are one human kind with the same heart.
Created for Sci Fi Prototyping Studio class at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design.

Problem and goals of Same Heart

Problem and goals of Same Heart

Wearable ideation

Wearable ideation

Scenarios

Thinking through the ethics of future design.

Laser cut wearable creation - Heart pins of varying widths, depths, and hole configurations. Made out of corrugated cardboard with layers of tracing paper as light diffusers for the LED light.

When does a user's wearable art light up?

Each user uploads their top 10 personal core values to their heart wearable, and when a user comes within a conversational range of another person with an overlapping value, both hearts light up. 

Personal core values are things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. It is often very difficult for people to select what matters the most, but determining which values are most important help prioritize your actions in life and help lead to a more self-satisfied state of mind. I generated a two-part personalized quiz to help users select their top 10 personal core values.

Below is an outline of the quiz and how it functions, as well as a mini quiz to try for yourself.

Responses from the personal core values quiz

I administered the test to a group of people through personalized online surveys. I manually tallied up the results for all 26 values for each quiz. Here are responses and data from three people who took the two-part quiz.

Same Heart App

Before diving into the wireframes and layout, I thought through the driving purpose behind the app and why a user would access the app.

Hand-drawn wireframes to outline the flow of the app

Hand-drawn wireframes to outline the flow of the app

Low-fidelity app screens in action

Low-fidelity app screens in action

Try the app out for yourself using this link here