Bud

by Varun Khatri

Despite the growing sales trends of houseplants, many people struggle to grow healthy plants long term. Bud with its three-part system — Bud, Seeds and the mobile app — is designed to help beginners grow thriving houseplants. The central device is the Bud voice assistant module that follows the user using facial recognition technology. Based on plant health data, Bud’s display is used to emulate emotion through facial animations. The voice assistant module gathers its data from Seeds, sensors designed to be placed with each plant that measure soil moisture levels, lighting and temperature. The data is synced with the mobile app for long-term tracking, phone notifications, and community features. This integrated system allows for scalability, with the ability to buy multiple Seeds, and the flow of data through different touchpoints.

Prize

Gold in Interactive Design 2020, Non-Pro

Gold in UX, Interface & Navigation 2020, Non-Pro

Silver in Digital Tools and Utilities 2020, Non-Pro

Silver in Apps 2020, Non-Pro

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Design Director

Varun Khatri

Company/University or Design School

Savannah College of Art and Design

Website

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Client

Savannah College of Art and Design

Design Team

Varun Khatri - Interaction Designer, Aparna Somvanshi - UX Researcher, Madeline Walz - Product Designer, Sheryl Chan - Visual and Motion Designer

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Credits

Entrant Companies

Savannah College of Art and Design, US

Advertiser/Brand

Savannah College of Art and Design, US

Individual Credits

Visual and Motion Designer: Sheryl Chan, Savannah College of Art and Design
Product Designer: Madeline Walz, Savannah College of Art and Design
UX Researcher: Aparna Somvanshi, Savannah College of Art and Design