EU PELARS Project & Arduino ESLOV IoT Invention Kit

Arduino ESLOV is a revolutionary plug-and-play IoT invention kit which was developed in conjunction with the PELARS EU project (read about it further down on page). Some features and technology used in ESLOV can be considered iterated outcomes or results from PELARS.

ESLOV aims at radically simplifying the way you build smart devices. ESLOV consists of intelligent modules that join together to create projects in minutes with no prior hardware or programming knowledge necessary. Just connect the modules using cables or mounting them on the back of our WiFi and motion hub. When done, plug the hub into your PC.

On Arduino’s project ESLOV, I worked mainly with UX and media production. I designed features of the web UI, wireframes, functions+flowcharts, researched user groups and established user scenarios. I also supervised the documentation / PR and Kickstarter media production.

Read about ESLOV Toolkit here – https://blog.arduino.cc/2016/09/28/eslov-is-the-amazing-new-iot-invention-kit-from-arduino

Eslov_ui_fix

 
 
 
 
 

Practice-based Experiential Learning Analytics Research and Support (PELARS) is a a project about learning and making. It is a study about how people learn about science, technology and mathematics when they use their hands as well as their heads. Arduino participated in this EU-project that aims at helping teachers and learners understand what is happening when people do Science Technology Engineering and MATH (STEM). In collaboration with high schools, undergraduate engineering and masters courses in interaction design, the involved PELARS-partners evaluate common patterns across all these different environments. The results or work helps support teachers and learners, classrooms and STEM education overall. Arduino technology and applications that were developed partly for this PELARS EU-project, was later used in Arduino’s ESLOV – the IoT toolkit.

I was attached to this project as UX developer of Arduinos part in the PELARS project (toolkit + framework + IDE + UI). I contributed to development of the UI, user research, mapped detailed user scenarios and use cases, wireframes, documentation, flowcharts and prototypes.

For information about PELARS EU project, go here: http://www.pelars-project.eu/

Early design sketches:pelarshq3

Early wireframe test:PELARS_UI_test_4-01_fix

PELARS modular units:pelarshq2