Deposit Calendar 

In China, most of people have the deposit habit. As less people use traditional paper-made calendar, I try to design a functional calendar by combining the basic use and saving function.


Research

Problem analysis of current Chinese calendars

There are some types of calendars using widely in China----- tearing calendar, calendar hanging on the wall and placing on tables. However, these traditional calendars have some weakness on user experience.

Problems: Produce waste paper and barely recycled People often forget to tear pages Too much information on pages is not quite necessary

Problems:

Produce waste paper and barely recycled

People often forget to tear pages

Too much information on pages is not quite necessary

Problems: Less people truly use it The interaction is not attractive for users The whole thing becomes useless by the end of the year

Problems:

Less people truly use it

The interaction is not attractive for users

The whole thing becomes useless by the end of the year

Conclusion:

Traditional Chinese calendars don’t have effective user experience. To solve the problems above, we are soppused to utilize the paper with less surplus, and find a way to make the calendar more functional.

Concept

To make the calendar more functional, the first step is to find something that people do or could do everyday.

Chinese like depositing money!

Data from Household Saving Motives: Comparing Ameriac and Chinese Consumers, 2011 Based on statistics analysis and many objective reasons, Chinese people have the highest saving rate in the world and depositing money is their habit.

Data from Household Saving Motives: Comparing Ameriac and Chinese Consumers, 2011

Based on statistics analysis and many objective reasons, Chinese people have the highest saving rate in the world and depositing money is their habit.

Concept description


Product design specification

By using the paper and tube, I designed a calendar product. People could save a $1 CHN coin in the tube every day. The date printed on the paper is the scale, which also represented the amount of coins. The distance between two dates is the thickness of the coin.

 
 
 

Prototype

 
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