Nikita Dornan & Sam Davison Nikita Dornan Sam Davison Doze

  • Tauira / Students
    Nikita Dornan, Sam Davison
  • Kaiako / Lecturers
    Jason O’Hara, Lee Whiterod
  • School
    Massey University College of Creative Arts

Doze: A Rethink On Routine For Better Sleep

Doze is a lighting system designed to improve sleep and visually notify autistic individuals to get ready for bed and understand the routine associated with it. The design is based on the science of red light exposure to communicate a calming, low-sensory environment for winding down and falling asleep.

By using the models of customisation and accessibility, we aim to create independence through routine formation and lighting to promote better sleep patterns. Our device is designed to visually cue bedtime and digitally display nightly tasks for the individual to complete before it’s time to go to sleep.

Through displaying tasks to complete before going to bed, the user is guided into learning a routine that becomes a positive part of their home life.

Along with the Lighting system, we have designed an app that acts as a digital remote. Within the app, custom adaptability is the biggest contributor to the user experience and to each person’s daily routine. This feature is designed to cater to different spectrums of autism and give users control over their choices and needs.

Here, you are able to edit tiles and hubs. With colours,  notifying alarms, and connecting with whanau through messaging. These connections can be enabled or disabled by the user at any time.

By using routine formation, the individual can feel safer and more secure, giving a sense of predictability and ease to the mind. With the Doze Lighting System, users will feel a sense of:

Reduced Stress

A boosted ability for learning

An improved sense of motivation

And a feeling of ownership over their routine.