_set up protocol using mobile app to designate what should be done if something unfortunate happens
_set friends, companies or last text/call as people to be notified
_unique and modern headset, perfect for playing music and taking calls on the move
_switch modes with a simple, magnetic click
_let the headset guide you through left and right vibrations, without having your phone on display
_emergency button sets off protocol should the worst happen
_secure device and key services, giving you one less thing to worry about at a time of need
_lock phone down remotely & immediately within 100 metres
_save personal information & banking details from being accessed
_transmit current GPS location to contacts
_the headset can continue to take you to the destination using its memory and GPS
SIMPLE OVERVIEW OF OPTIONS
EASY TO ADD OR REMOVE STEPS
What are smartphones really used for in a normal day? What are the issues and frustrations?
Think of a situation you wouldn’t like to find yourself in. If your smartphone had a super-power, how would it get out of this situation?
Lost in a foreign country where it doesn’t understand the language. It’s just in the city somewhere and it doesn’t know how to get to where it’s going… probably start by calling its Mum [to get out of there]
“I could imagine my iPad being lost on a train… not wanting to look lost around people… it would find somewhere with a Wi-Fi hotspot and use that to get it’s way out of the Underground. It uses the powers of technology over other people”
Props to Prototypes
You are lost at night in an unfamiliar place, but you have this emergency button, what would you want it to do?
“Transmit my location to 5 friends… I’d want it to let me know where I’m going… Teleport to home… Lock the phone down!”
“Teleport me out of there… or call my Mum… Protective shield… Show me where to go, it could talk, but I find that kind of annoying, maybe it could let me know where I’m going with mind control or electric shocks”
Co-Design and Agile Prototypes
Collaboration and iteration through user testing with quick prototypes working through different configurations and modes of use.
“Simple bracelets, to relay directions via vibration
“but do I want to have to wear 2 of these all the time?”
Snapping a single bracelet into 2 to give left and right when you need it
“but isn’t it just another thing to remember?”
Recombining the concept with the headset
“If I was going to carry it anyway, then I would more likely use it…”
Using functioning wireframes of 2 design concepts to test with a number of users, and getting feedback on the best design and structure.