Sticky is an app paired with trackers to help people with low vision safely locate items in public spaces and at home. Features include a voice assistant to help locate items faster and simpler, a visual compass to display more detailed coordination, AR Scanner to help identify specific items, and settings to adjust text size.
6 weeks, Feb 2021 - Mar 2021
Joanne Chen, Yuna Shin, Joyce Lin, Meron Solomon
Ideation, Usability testing, Wireframing, User interface, Design system, Hi-Fi prototype, Illustrations, Storyboarding
How might we create a more inclusive process to locate lost or misplaced objects in both private and public locations for people with low-vision?
To start, my team was interested in the topic of location tracking, specifically for items. We started by doing competitive analysis to identify the current competition, focusing on the strength and weakness. Through the research, we were able to gain strategic insights into the features, functions, and flows designed by other tracking devices app and identify an underserved market as our target user.
Each use sound and directions to help users locate items. Users can keep track of several items. The option to share item location with friends and family.
Limited options for locating items (ring sound and map directions). Broad navigation directions that exclude low vision users. Fail to provide users with the exact location of their items.
The solution is aware of the variety of users that uses the product. Provide multiple methods of interaction for potential mismatches.
Provide anticipatory alerts, notifications, and updates on items that are at risk of being lost. Present tools and methods for the user to resolve issue at hand that are non-invasive and easily achievable.
The product seamlessly fits into the routines and lifestyles of our users. It easily provides ways to ease the anxiety and stress that arises when items are misplaced or lose their items.
To better understand and gain empathy for our target group, we proceeded in conducting interviews with general and low vision users to gain insight into the daily struggles of locating lost items, their current method of finding the object, and more.
After gaining insights from our participants, we created personas to make sure we are creating the product with the specific users in mind while considering the others that might be excluded.
Jo, 21 year-old, college student
+ Jo is a college student with low-vision who loses everyday items regularly.
+ Needs an accessible way to quickly pinpoint where she misplaced items in both at home and in public spaces.
Susan, 65 year-old, retired
+ Due to her age, Susan is forgetful and has low-vision.
+ Needs assistance with locating and notifying her of misplaced items on a daily basis.
Cam, 35 year-old, working mom
+ Working mom with multiple daily responsibilities & often is looking for misplaced items.
+ Needs a streamlined process for locating her child’s belongings and remembering items before leaving the house.