Mirror Concept for Long Distance Relationship

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A Love Story: Mirror.

Try to bring tender moments to love with time difference.

After that day,

The same wind goes through 
your bare feet,

Also blows my heavy coat.

Love with Huge Time Difference.

n. A love mode in the difficulty of hell, especially when two individuals are between the ages of 20 and 27, and the future is still unclear.

Pain Points.

Clips from interviews with couples in long-distance-relationship.

  • “He just woke up, but I was going to sleep.”

  • “Even if you can’t bear the yearn, you still have to bear it.”

  • “The two sides must work together, and relationship is not an individual situation.”

  • “Trust does not constrain the freedom of the other one, and trust does not abuse self’s freedom.”

  • “There is no need for couples to be angry because of the way they communicate through text, such as WeChat(similar with WhatsApp), which is easy to misunderstand.”

  • “Don’t discuss deep topics when both of you are exhausted. Disagreements will only make you farther and farther. Let life be simple, communication is simple, and you will be comforted.”

Needs.

Precedent Study.

Insight.

Takeaway from an interview with long-distance couple: Alyzeh and Khan.

People will have different emotions due to the difference in work and rest and daily regular time. Couples in different places often misunderstand each other because of this time misalignment. So what do we need to do to better convey the relationship between the couple? This design needs to be subtle, moving and orgnically built in everyday life.

Idea.

A mirror could transmit feeling and emotion between couples based on same time in their daily routine.

Final Design.

n. A love mode in the difficulty of hell, especially when two individuals are between the ages of 20 and 27, and the future is still unclear.

User Scenario.