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Exercise Bike for Homes

The Brief

Design a sculpturally beautiful and functional exercycle to help users focus and experience fitness.

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Services

Focussed Market Research
Design Language
Concept Generation
Design Engineering
Product Architecture
Visualization
Prototyping
Production Support

Year

2017

Awards

IBDC 2017-18
Industart 2018

Introducing

A New Home Fitness Experience

Most exercise bikes are treated horribly as they are just functional and have no other visual attention. Most of them live in closets and basements never to see the light of the day. Also, most of these bikes are mechanical in nature and don’t really provide the concentrated workout for a consumer at home. With various distractions at home, the performance and efficiency of your workout are highly limited.

Understanding the problem context

Workouts at home are full of distractions, whether its kids, the TV, music or just plain indecisiveness about what to do next. Secondly the usual exercycle is an ugly, closet living object that has not been reimagined for more than 2 decades. A user who has a routine has an added task of storing away the ugly object inside a closet or in the basement.

Spacial, color modes and various other sensory displays
PROCESS AND ARCHITECTURE

Simplifying The Product Flow

We believe through a lot of research that Training with light is really good to focus on your workouts. Ambient light and custom mood lighting modes for bikes in a stationary mode, scientists and researchers believe could be reactionary to the environment, like reacting to volume or the frequency of the music.

PROCESS AND ARCHITECTURE

Fitness By Activity

Understanding how and when peak performance can be affected by color and light intensity was important. Shard uses light to inform the user on responses to help keep them in focus as well as alert them with notifications to change the routine. We had to understand what performance and cool down meant in a traditional environment before defining it at home.

Sports Academy, work & collage to show peak performance and cool down
Activity level graphs to show the levels of activity
PROCESS AND ARCHITECTURE

Fitness By Activity

Comparing cycling and home fitness with regular sports to understand activity levels.

Core Features

Idea Generation

As part of our discovery process and mapping ideas, we looked at a variety of inspirational images and existing products to understand where we could add value and what was the focus of the problems we were trying to solve. A large part of this exercise is driven towards pushing the limit on how much outside the box we can think.

The brainstorming which took place during the shard exercycle in Analogy Design Studio
Industrial Designer drawing various contour curves.
Core Features

Ergonomics And Scale

Once we had a final idea picked we were able to conceive it out and then created a tape drawing to understand the full scale and the ergonomic and human factors to fit a variety of people ranging in different heights and body measurements.

Core Features

Defining The Interface And UI Elements That Make Up The Digital App

Style guide for shard exercycle app
Shard Exercycle product shot
Core Features

An Exercise Bike you will be proud to display in your Living Room

Core Features

All In One Platform To Train, Race And Sync Various Stats To Your Bike And Workouts.

Shard Hero Image
Race which is with a single player, multiple payers or a companionship

Core Features

Race Mode

Race mode brings a competitive edge to fitness workouts and we built this through concentrated user research. Most of the suggestions included some sort of competitive workout with friends and also with stats and records against previous profiles etc to make sure that they could also be considered the best. We designed Race mode in the app as well as the light simulation on the object itself turns to give that focussed attention.

Core Features

Training Modes

While looking for training features in our UX phase, our focus was to understand the way people train. One of the key insights was to look at interval training and Time & Distance as key elements.

Activity showing interval training in which zones along with the best time.
Challenge which is an Intermediate which is shown in today, week or month

Core Features

Custom Challenges To Keep You Motivated

Distance covered, Mins left and Best time in the exercycle

Core Features

Sync Multiple Parameters

With the app, you can sync various aspects of your fitness routine, music, Maps, VR as well as the lightning that accompanies your routine. Each aspect of this can be customized or with multiple modes, you can choose from the curated menu of options.

Syn in the music you love.
VR mode, Map Route and Lights
Various screens designed for the Shout App
Shard Exercycle UI screen protos
Various Awards and recognition received by Analogy. Starting with the Industart Award

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