A.CALL MOTION SPEAKER is a product which provides people with a virtual practice platform to improve their verbal speaking skills, body language, and active vocabulary in different scenarios. 

OUT OF BOX EXPERIENCE 

A Speaking Partner for Sharing Your Best Moment

How do you feel about talking?

Have you ever felt nervous while speaking publicly in front of a class or large crowds? You wrote a script, but you are still nervous when you actually present - you are not the only one who feels that way.

 

I interviewed 6 people, including students, an actor, and a professor. Some are good at public speaking, others are not. 

Client / 

CCA

Instructor / 

Hakkon Faste

Key Role / 

Design Research

Visual design 

Branding 

Video editing

Individual Project/ 

Karen Song 

 

Year /

2016​

Length/

4 weeks

Henry Yan

Senior Engineering student at Duke

I always feel nervous when I present.I always stand up to practice more and more.

Ariel Kayoko Labasan

Actress, Studied Humanities at Soka University 

Don’t worry about your mistakes. I believe truly connecting 

with people is learning how to be yourself and trusting yourself.

Kristian Simsarian

Interaction design Chair at CCA 

Make sure you fully use your body language, and eye contact 

to interact with people.

Key Insights

PRACTICE 
INTERACTION
RECORDING

The more practice you have, the more people you talk with, the more confident you will be. 

Voice, gesture and eye contact are useful skills for public speaking. 

People feel it is helpful to record their words or take a video the speaking process. 

 

 

Through combining Voice and gesture recognition technology, A.CALL helps people have fun practicing different topics before they participate in real time conversation.

 

 

How might we encourage the practice of public speaking by enhancing interaction with different audiences multiple times?

 

 

Introduction

WEBSITE

People can learn about our product on the A. CALL website. It allows people to browse what our products are and purchase them.

 

A.CALL SPEAKER

Meet A.CALL Product 

A. CALL Speaker helps to record your daily conversation. Once you wear A.CALL speaker, you can adjust what you are talking about based on where you are at the moment. The recording will automatically sync to cloud, which will save in the A.CALL motion(projector). 

 

 

 

A.CALL MOTION (TINY PROJECTOR)

A. CALL Motion is a tiny projector that provides you with hundreds of speaking topics. It customizes the speaking topics based on recordings from your A.CALL speaker. 

  

 

 

Practice

Feedback

Reward

VIRTUAL PLATFORM

Project the projector wherever you want. Other users and virtual audiences interact with you while you practice. The establishment of feedback system helps users improve speaking skills and build more confidence.

 

 

Design Process

PACKAGING
PROTOTYPES
MODEL-MAKING

Process

SECONDARY RESEARCH
INTERVIEW
INSIGHT
CONCEPT ITERATION
BRAINSTORMING
OPPORTUNITY AREA
IDEATION
STORYBOARD

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