Bravado is a portable device concept that can attach to eyeglass frames that will immerse the user in a chosen language.
The intended user would be a person who travels frequently, who wants to learn a new language or needs a more immersive experience to enhance their knowledge.
Will be fully integrated with Google Translate via Bluetooth and Wifi for the latest in translation technology.
After conducting research on AR technology, I made some initial sketches of a potential prototype that would project translations onto the lens of the glasses. But then reading more about Google Glasses before being taken off of the market, their technology best matched to the vision of easy translation that wouldn't disrupt a user's flow throughout their day.
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To represent the intended user of Bravado, a persona was created out of users interviewed in regards to personality.
To provide seamless integration with Google Translate and enhance readibility, Europa and Roboto typefaces were chosen. Europa is used in headers and the actual logo while Roboto is used in body text.
Scenario 1: Welcome Screen
Ingrid is traveling to Fano, Italy. She doesn't speak Italian and knows that the area doesn't have too many english speaking tourists. She attaches Bravado to her glasses frames. She syncs bravado to her phone via bluetooth. She then is greeted on the screen and instructed to choose her language, which is predertermined by the geographical area she is in.
Scenario 2: Translating Conversation
Ingrid goes to a local art show in Fano which features works by local artist. She notices that there is a lot of attention on one piece in particular. Ingrid already has Bravado on and working since she is not familiar with the language. She looks directly at the person speaking and Bravado picks up on who is speaking and what is being said. Bravado identifies the language being spoken, identifies it and then translates it into Ingrid's native language below.
Scenario 3: Translating Objects In View
Ingrid is her cooking class. The class is taught in italian. Based on gyroscope technology, frontwards and eye facing cameras, Bravado will identify objects that the user is looking at and translate them. The top is the user's native language and the bottom is translated into the language they are learning and needing to use. Ingrid is then able to understand what the instructor is saying and the translation for the ingredients being used.
Scenario 4: Signage and Words
Ingrid can then use what she has in Fano, Italy and practice elsewhere.
Ingrid has traveled to England with a friend she made in Fano. She can look at signage and then translate it for her friend who does not speak English very well. Bravado will take the text, translate through Google Translate and then show the translation.