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1 March 2014

A Morning Dashboard Concept For Chromecast

Shooting a concept video of a prototype I’ve been working on has been a great storytelling exercise. The concept is a morning dashboard that brings together information for a user to consume first thing in the morning. I collapsed all this content into a card based interface that has an auto-scroll option so that it can keep scrolling while you prepare for your day. The part that has stumped me in the past is taking it to the big screen, potentially while you’re having that breakfast. Websites wouldn’t work cause there was no way the UI could know who was in front of them without an input device. Once the Chromecast came along it opened up that capability. I’m also taking some early steps to investigate how this may also work on an Xbox as a standalone app or a Smart Glass App.

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The app is based on 4 main categories that collect certain data centered around that. Using information that the user allows access to on the mobile device and APIs from 3rd part apps like foursquare, timehop and Waze.

1) Today report:

2) Personal Report from yesterday:

3) Home Report:

4) Social Report:

In summary, this interactive prototype went up pretty quick: 8 hours Photoshop / 6 hours XCode / 3 hours Keynote / 1 million audio retakes. Love to hear any feedback if you have any.

tags: Concept - Chromecast - Prototype