Top 5 Constraints: Smart mirror

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  • Usability: The ultimate goal of this project is to create a product that I can use everyday and that functions as I design it to. While it it good to know that if I fail I will still have a functioning mirror, I would really like this to function properly. I want the mirror to deliver me information reliably while showcasing an aesthetic. The dynamic feature of my piece will be the smart features that I design into the piece
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  • Fluidity of operation: I would like the mirror to be easy to use and operate exactly like I design it. I would like to integrate a smart assistant (like Amazon Alexa or Google Voice) into my micro computer so I can interact with my mirror as seamlessly as possible.
  • Aesthetic: The entire aesthetic that I am going for is centered around the Jetsons style of furniture, which is futuristic in nature. I want this mirror to be as 1950’s-futuristic vibe as possible, which I plan to accomplish using curved edges and interesting lighting
  • Cost: I would like to keep this project as cheap as possible, and plan on sourcing as many of my materials as possible from places like GoodWill where I can get my items as cheap as possible. I already have the micro-computer that I plan on using, so I only need a frame, mirror and lighting which I will have to buy. I have not developed a budget for myself yet, but I would love to keep this all under $50
  • Material: The material I use must be easy to work with since I do not have the craftsman skills to handcraft this mirror. I will laser cut and 3D print my parts as much as possible, but I may need to use other materials to get the aesthetic I am going for. In this case, I may buy other components that go along with my aesthetic

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  • Danielle Glanville
    March 8, 2019 1:24 pm

    Hi Andrew! I think this could end up being a really cool and creative project with a little more planning. I agree with your top constraints and think functionality will be the number one concern, just due to the time we have to complete our projects. However, if you focus on your aesthetic, this will end up being great despite functionality.

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  • Xavier Corr
    March 6, 2019 5:31 pm

    I think usability will be your most important constraint, much less so than fluidity or cost. I think you might want to delve more into how exactly you’re going to implement the functionality when looking at what might limit you. This project seems fairly ambitions, it might also make time a constraint you haven’t considered.

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