Let your kids be free while keeping your mind at ease.
Building novel ways to integrate technology into everyday life.
Setting - Final Project for Masters in HCI & Design Class
5-person team final project for graduate-level advanced design and prototyping class. We were tasked to develop a novel idea for an interface and product a final project through the iterative design process, from napkin sketch to prototype.
Create child safety app using augmented reality. Also, learn how to work with online-based team with different schedules.
We created clickable prototype that illustrates KidAR (radar for your kid) app. Also, I learned different strategies for team collaboration and design feedback while experiencing personal growth.
Empathize with the User
Through mixed methods, we researched the practical pain-points and emotion concerns for caregivers and child supervision. We empathized with users through surveys and interviews, finding their very specific pain points and then supporting this with our research and competitive analysis. One of our methods for gathering requirements was viewing forums for first person quotes from parents. These users articulate their concerns for their children’s safety and the challenge to provide adequate supervision and intervention as needed.
Define the Solution
We produced a series of sketch deliverables from our initial sketches to our refined sketches. These final sketches were compiled into a video presentation which was similar to a paper prototype walk through that would serve as the foundation for our wireframes in the next visual design phase. Utilizing the Design Studio methodology, in a one hour session we were able to achieve our vision for most of our feature and interaction decisions.
Build, Test & Iterate
We created wireframes showing our interactions and built mock-ups for our designs. We conducted several heuristic reviews to get it to exactly what we liked.