A smart headset that assists professional S&R divers with their jobs and fully enhance their experience under water.
2022 - problem solving, appearance design, UIUX
VISTA helps the professional S&R team to accomplish missions in a more efficient, smooth and safe way by providing an AR diving headset with intuitive and reliable interaction content and an assisting APP for crews to ensure safety.
Crew side APP
This project is done for the class SMPL. The class runs as a mock design consultancy with all of the students as staff designers and explores a series of real-world inspired client briefs and delivers tangible outcomes.
Professional Scuba diving
Consumer Research, UX/UI Design, Industrial Design, Product Development, Branding
S&R is an industry-renowned private institute specializing in professional training for Search & Recovery divers.
The institute approached SMPL for design services in designing a new proprietary diving headset capable of assisting divers while at sea.
The headset should be compatible with relevant scuba equipment & diving accessories, take into consideration common search methods, and have the ability to capture high quality imagery while underwater. The product should be optimized to ensure diver safety, enhance diver productivity and enable clear communication with crew.
Search and recovery is the act of locating and retrieving a missing person when it has been determined that they are beyond rescue, also includes the retrieval of valuable objects such as police evidence or overboard vessel equipment.
Under water remains in an analog world while modern technology constantly pushes its edge toward other fields. Hence, S&R, an industry-renowned private institute specializing in professional training for Search & Recovery divers tasked us to design a smart headset that assists professional S&R divers with their jobs and fully enhance their experience under water with the caution of maintaining Ocean’s ecosystem.
Search & Recovery
Search and recovery is the act of locating and retrieving a missing person when it has been determined that they are beyond rescue. Additionally, search and recovery include the retrieval of valuable objects such as police evidence or overboard vessel equipment.
In underwater search and recovery, the goal is to find and retrieve the victim or object of interest safely and quickly.
S&R Diving Overview
S&R Diving Workflow
We found 3 pain points in the current industry...
Here is our solution....
Vista comes with two sides, the diving headset embedded with digital features and the crew side monitoring application.
Crews' Assisting APP
Vista contains the crew’s side App that helps the team track the whole mission and monitor all divers’ situations easily. It provides a thorough system for the whole S&R team from creating missions to assist the search, and to sum up data.
Vista ensures diver safety, enhances diver productivity, and enables clear communication with the crew through intuitive and reliable interaction features.
Full journey with VISTA...
Vista is a gender-neutral diving mask that comes in three sizes.
With cutting edge technology and multifunction sensors, the full-face mask allows users to take control of their light, communicate, and navigate through the screen easily, besides all basic functions.
It takes many aspects of ergonomics in considerations in order to fit the mass market.
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Modern technologies are rapidly developing in all other field, but this project will be the first high tech smart headset for underwater. There is a large range to explore, and we believe the product can be applied to the larger market. In the future, we wanna push Vista further into recreational market and try to lower the bar for diving and help create a safer and more pleasant underwater world.
Professional S&R market