Patcher is a 4 person team effort in easing problems within patchwork families. Issues often arise in finding common ground between step parents and step children. Utilizing the smart device products by myStrom, Patcher creates an escape room within one's own home. Families bond by working together in solving the smart home puzzles. Patcher is both a service of rentable myStrom devices and a corresponding app with smart home puzzles that utilize these technologies. The solution came from interviewing patchwork families to find common issues, researching competitors to create a new valuable solution, and creating personas and experience maps to exemplify how and when Patcher is used in a family's life. 

* Interaction Designer
© Stephanie Dickerson 2021