Pet Connect Mobile Application - Keeping an Eye on Fido

 

Challenge: Identify a need based on the theme of the "connected home" through user interviews. Rapidly create and user test a paper prototype of the mobile application that addresses the need and iterate based on feedback. Present digitized version of paper prototype showing user flow.

 

 

 

Solution: Pet Connect, a mobile application designed for pet owners and pet caregivers. Allows owners to monitor their pets, owners and caregivers to communicate, and caregivers to provide owners with vital information on their pets.

 

Marvel Digital Prototype: https://marvelapp.com/94a07e                                             Video of Prototype: https://youtu.be/BvG90m-8uCU

Main Menu Page
Main Menu Page

The choices the user gets when they first enter the application.

Video Feeds Page
Video Feeds Page

Owners can monitor their pets through cameras installed in their home.

Set the Days for Door Unlock/Lock
Set the Days for Door Unlock/Lock

Owner can schedule door lock/unlock for various days of the week.

Main Menu Page
Main Menu Page

The choices the user gets when they first enter the application.

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Process: 

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

Rough sketches to begin thinking about prototypes.

User Flows

User Flows

Illustrating the user's movement through the application.

User Survey

User Survey

Getting a feel for what users are missing in their "connected homes."

Concept Map

Concept Map

Used to begin building ideas for what problems the application might address.

Wearables?

Wearables?

We were asked to consider if parts of our mobile application had potential to be supported on the new Apple Watch.

Participatory Desgin

Participatory Desgin

Discussing our prototypes with visiting alumni.