We researched on TLS (Terrestrial Laser Sanning) technique and found that this technique could enable tree detection in to the finest detail. We decided to apply this together with a mock-up of an application. We included aspects of health (the device measures how many breaks the operator takes), facilitates feedback (HUD) and gives post-feedback (daily, weekly and monthly progression) that he can share with team leader.
" The well-being part for the operator is very important, this way he can do his job efficiently.
-STAKEHOLDER, SKOGSTEKNISKA KLUSTRET
MY ROLE AND OUR CHALLENGES
In the project I was part of the whole process, mainly focusing on the ethnographic studies, user journey mapping to unveil the daily interactions of the forest operators and task analysis mapping. The final graphic design work I did in After Effects, Sketch and Principle.
Our main challenges were to really understand the system, and narrow a complex system down to a solution that really would benefit the forest operators. They operate at the instant moment, but still needs feedback, and our solution aims at assisting both. I learned much from working with this type of classic interaction design approach. The project was heavily focused on research, and working with real professional users taught me a lot.
For this project I was chosen together with a colleague Lukas Flynn to present my teams (Mehek Sharma and Maximillian Herr) concept at the "Forestry Day" event, in Stockholm to all industry leaders and with the presence of the royal king of Sweden.