This was an assignment that came from the Google UX Design Professional Certificate Program I enrolled in at coursera.org.
The Goal was to design a product that would serve a social good, this app would have a list of steps one could perform during an emergency. Like what to do if you burn or cut yourself until help arrives.
My Role: I served as the Lead UX Designer bringing his project's design from conception to manifestation.
Beyond being an app aimed at social good its also, intended to teach and demonstrate that design elements of an app can be extended to a website.
I started this project with a competitive analysis and I found that most apps in this space run the gambit of being genuinely useful and overly cautious about the topics and instructions they provided. Rightfully so as these are sensitive topics.
Again friends and family agreed to a moderated usability study of my wireframes and mockups. I learned emergency directions would need to be concise and supplemented by videos demonstrating the application of the techniques discussed in the selected topic.
I found myself referring heavily to the offline survival guide for inspiration as topics like this aren't something I think about, and seeing how someone else organized information like this was helpful.
Lisa likes the outdoors and takes her family on camping trips whenever she can she worries about not knowing what to do in an emergency she uses apps like these to feel informed.
After gathering my research I set out to design a product that would serve its function. there were a ton of sketches and interaction notes and the end I settled on the design you see mocked up here.
This is an app design that new technologies like augmented reality can take to levels of incredible.
Otherwise, this app could use an expanded topics list. maybe a way to save the videos for offline viewing when off the grid.