Semester: Fall 2015
Class: CT431 Intro to UX design
Professor’s Comments: Walking home (or anywhere) at night can be a dangerous affair. Instead of calling your best friend or significant other, it would be a lot safer to ask all your available loved ones to watch over you. Guardian does this and goes many steps further. If you shake your phone or drop it, it automatically dials 911. But what if you’re being attacked and can’t speak to the operator? Lia solves that problem with a recording you make that will automatically play and insert the location of your phone. And of course friends watching your trip will get an alert that you are in danger as well so if they’re close, they can run to your aid. Lia’s UX thinking on this product was incredibly detailed and thorough. If all digital products were as well considered as this, the world would be a better place.