Sleepy Mommy - Designing a Expressive Fetal Monitor -
Design-research project, physical data-visualization; color experience and perception;
design for pregnancy;
Sleepy Mommy, is an explorative design-research project on expressive data-visualization of sleep quality and fetal activity of pregnant women for the home environment. During pregnancy many women experience alterations of their sleep quality with ‘worrying about the baby’ as contributing factor. The interaction and usability of the customary medical fetal monitors are very medical and direct. The research investigates whether the perception of expressive color patterns as a novel way of informing the mother, can have be enriching to the pregnancy experience.