Thank you very much for your time.
University of Illinois | Class of 2012
College of Fine and Applied Arts | Industrial Design
Where are you from? What is your age?
How long have you been hearing impaired?
What difficulties do you encounter on a daily basis, if any?
Are there any products you wish you had to help you?
How do you wake up in the morning? Have you used any of the vibrating watch alarm clocks on the market? What did you think about it? Did it work well?
Do you like the device you currently use to wake up in the morning? Is it reliable, comfortable, effective, or convenient? Please explain.
If you do not like the device you currently use, what would you change about it?
How do you feel about a bracelet type alarm clock that you could wear at all times that would alert you through vibration about waking up, appointments, personal duties, times to take medications, times to come home, times when class/work is over? Would this make you feel more more independent? Would this help you make smoother transitions throughout the day?
If you feel this concept is inappropriate for yourself, is there a certain age group/gender you would recommend it for? (I feel children under 18 would benefit most from this.)
Please feel free to add any other information that you think would help me. If any of you know someone who is hearing impaired and under 18, please let me know.
I can't thank you enough for taking the time to answer these questions!