AURA is an exploration of combining smart design and rich technology to craft an innovative concept and feasible business solution. I strive to deliver a memorable and emotional experience by connecting people through senses of smell on a digital platform. I designed and developed a software prototype with a hardware prototype using interactive design principles. AURA brings a fun and exciting experience not only through scents but also through a lush, ethereal visual experience.
In the modern era, people experience social and emotional connections through new digital mediums, but I have found that something crucial is missing, a sense that triggers our memory right away. I want to make scent digital, social and exciting. AURA is a unique product that enables people to collect, mix and share scents with people.
AURA is a social networking app providing a solution for people that would like to collect, mix and share scents. When designing this app I followed the concept that physical distance should not prevent us from feeling close to those we care about. AURA is an innovative idea that will connect people in a new and exciting way.
Visually compelling animations using modern and fun color palettes to entertain users while experiencing scents. Using fun and animated color waves to mimic scent movements.
I sketched a bunch of variations of the look of the hardware. My goal is to keep it simple and modern. 3D prototype model design using Tinkercad.
1st aura prototype made with a 3D printer. Available in different colors and finishes.
Bluetooth connects the app with the device. A feasible circuit prototype.