After getting the results of my cultural probes I had a number of insights. These included:
It can be difficult to be away from your loved ones
It is often the simple things you miss from home
People like treats when they are away from home but these must be suitable for the conditions
People have different ways to find comfort in unpredictable conditions.
From these insights, and others, I was able to produce 100 ideas. These ranged from heartbeat rings that the antarctic explorer and their partner can wear and the other persons heartbeat pulses on the ring their partner is wearing. Encourage tags that display messages of encourage from friends and family at home. To pendulum dowsing instruments that help the explorer find their way, as well as other spiritual objects to encourage the explorer to persevere.