Course: Crafting Interactions
Role: Wireframing, Final Presentation
Share in Person is a mobile application I created with a team of 3 classmates for our Crafting Interactions course. The course primarily focused on storytelling, prototyping, and coding. For our final project, we were prompted with a number of provocations, but decided to focus on notifications. Initially, we explored how we could design a solution that would allow notifications to aid our memory and encourage situational awareness instead of distract us from being in the moment we're in.
After sharing these concepts with our professors and classmates we received the following feedback:
- Since our initial POV is that notifications distract us from the moment we're in, are there other ways to minimize distraction or bring people closer?
With this question in mind, we decided to think more intently about the notifications we cause others to receive and the notifications we receive. After a bit of dialogue, we realized that many of the notifications we send and receive are as a result of sharing. We all agreed that people tag us in things, like funny cat videos and crazy pictures on Instagram, and we do the same. We also noted that we all take screenshots of things to share with our friends and family. This realization was a major turning point for us, as we decided to focus on bringing people together through notifications.
We chose to create an OS level app for iOS, that allows users to save any content from any app to a specific contact. When the user is within proximity to that contact, they will receive a notification reminding them to share the content they saved, in person. Ideally, this concept would allow for more in person conversation and encourage users to discuss the content more than they would if they just tagged or emailed a friend.
We started off by sketching out the user flow.
Once we agreed on the flow, we wireframed examples of content users might save.
How It Works
As users view content on their phones, Share in Person would allow them to tap and hold on any piece of content to save it to a friend's stream. When users are in proximity of those friends, Share in Person reminds them to share the content they saved.