top of page

Role

UX Research, Storyboards, Conversational Flows, Wireframes.

Final Product: Prototype Video

Challenge: The Meta Bridge Builders program is an invitational 8-week program that pairs Meta/Facebook Content Designers with participants who are interested in learning about the design discipline at Meta/Facebook. Because I specialize in Conversation Design (CxD), my mentor was a Conversation Designer from Facebook Reality Labs.

We met once a week, and I was invited to attend additional Meta discussions and design talks.
Because CxD at Meta tends to be at the center of multimodal experiences, for my final presentation, I designed an AR experience imagining the future of Ray-Ban Stories.

META/FACEBOOK AR DESIGN FOR
'RAYBAN STORIES' GLASSES

sunglasses-3.png

Meta/RayBan Stories

Client

Challenge:

Challenge:

Challenge:

RayBan Stories are able to show video and audio in the currently released iteration. I've recently been experimenting with the Oculus Quest. The applications for VR and AR are huge and pose so many possibilities. I wondered about the possibility of adding AR/VR to RayBan Stories, and what it would mean to be in the 'real world' with a digital overlay. I was interested in how this could make lonely or boring experiences more interesting and engaging. How can AR and VR be applied so that it provides both functional, practical help, but also create delight? 

Where's a good liminal space to engage with people? The grocery store!

4.png

A few highlights from my research.

4.png
I sent a survey out, focusing on the habits of people at the grocery store. I received 38 responses. 

Conclusions from Research

5.png
From the research , I learned people never go to the grocery without needing to get groceries. There's always that practical component to each trip. However, 78% pf them use the grocery store as a space for enjoying beautiful produce or flowers, or taking a break for themselves. Taking both these facts into account, what kind of experience in RayBan Stories could combine these two needs?
6.png
The fact that RayBan Stories can be worn as people walk around makes them a portable screen that allows people to function normally while having a source of data. What part of grocery shopping has traditionally been about tracking data? Grocery lists and budgets. How can AI add beauty to the experience? Conversational AI is often used in a more transactional manner, but the bleeding edges of use can make it a source of company and personalization. 

ASSETS & CHALLENGES

7.png

An Assistant needs a Name--How about Friday? 

Screen Shot 2021-12-22 at 4.57.14 PM.png
3.png
1.png

Wireframing and Storyboarding

My wireframing for the AR is a combination of conversational flows, storyboarding, visual design, and video. After storyboarding the narrative, I went to the grocery store to plot it out. 

Conversational Flows

8.png
6.png

I've envisioned Friday as an AI fairy that can move around the screen and change shape if necessary.

unnamed.png
8.png

Next Steps

Were I to continue this product, I would focus on refining the screen portion of the UI, as it is a fine line between allowing someone to be able to be guided by the UI while also keeping it safe enough for them to navigate. Usability testing would be imperative and several rounds of iteration. 
bottom of page