X-HMT TM by X-Chair
X-HMT TM Product Design and Launch
Roles: Product Designer, Packaging Design, Graphic Designer, Visual Designer, Email Marketing and User Experience Designer
Date / Time: July 2020 – April 2021
Tools: Figma, Adobe XD, Zepplin, Mailchimp, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Blender, and Miro
X-Chair is well known in their marketing efforts to being an ergonomic office chair supplier. In order to create an engaging and innovative product, X-Chair had a hurdle to overcome. How do you communicate heat and massage to an office chair? With an already existing customer base, how can you leverage sales to the new product upgrade?
Discovery & Research Analysis
X-Chair has a well known brand which made it possible to get easy adoption of the new product. The challenge was to let current product owners know that the X-HMT was an additional upgrade / new chair. Most adopters of their products are single purchase transactions.
To do so a clear sense of function and use was needed. My involvement was to show the massage and heat portion of the design.
Massage terms and imagery are usually gentle hands, large devices that are not mobile, and are not typically chairs.
However this led to the idea of motion and heat. The product must communicate its key feature of being a massage chair that is part of the office.
Early illustration and packaging of the X-HMT
Massage ideation: Gentle and Warm
Super Novo Saddle. What comes to mind for massage chairs.
Job / Occupation: College Student
Goal: Needs a compact chair that can serve different functions.
Sir is looking to find a chair to relax in as he continues his studies online. Sitting on the computer for hours and studying is stressfull.
Job / Occupation: Business Owner
Goal: Looking for an improved seating experience
Finding the time to come into the office has been difficult. Penny is looking for the right exectutive chair that can be mutli-functional for when she is working and serves as an everyday chair.
Job / Occupation: Remote Worker
Goal: Improving his office ergonomics
Gunther is a employee with a spending stipend. His company started to convert their roles to remote. As so he wants to find the best seating that can provide reflief as he works.
Concepts & Insights
Communicate the functions
The name of the product X-HMT does not afford any functions. All media must try to show that the chair has Heat Massage Therapy.
The product is an upgrade from ergonomic to therapudic
An experience must be told to existing customers about their missing functions. This story must also serve to provide warmth and care.
Motion and Heat
The product is smaller than the typical massage recliner. Emulating motion and heat is the best course to explaining its use and features.
Ideation & Mockups
Early concepts of the imagery, packaging, and product animations.
Early User Experience journey describing the functions and design of the X-HMT
- Good Times Regular
- Exo 2 Semibold Condensed
- Open Sans Regular, Semi-Bold, Bold, Black
Designing Heat and Motion
A large part of the UX and web design focused on driving the functions of the X-HMT’s core features: Heat, Modes, and Intensity.
X-HMT Landing Page
Experience the design at X-Chair.com/x-hmt-heat-and-massage-chair
Marketing Materials ranging from photography touchups, social media advertising, email-marketing, and animations
Solution & Impact
X-Chair’s XHMT TM is now a standout product that brings together home and office seating. New and familiar customers can now look forward to an improved home office seating experience. A clear understanding of Heat Massage Therapy is here to stay.
Check out X-Chair at CES 2021!
Designed virtual tradeshow booth for CES 2021