Exploratory: Mobile Application using Beacon Technology

Exploring the use of applying beacon technology and visual cues to solve a problem for anyone who's ever been lost in a crowd at night. In progress - still playing with the purpose of the concept, the business value, potential patentable areas, and refined use cases. Not enough here yet - have any ideas to make it better? Email me: oliviagrace65@gmail.com.

Current use case: Using matching light beams to find friends in a crowd at night.





Sketches:

How can I design a simple interface where someone could:
1. Find a contact
2. Select a light color (optional)
3. Send a signal to a contact

Considering button and UI placement to be ideally used by only one hand while holding the phone.





Prototyping potential flow:

Interactive prototype

1. Select app logo (sun)
2. Select search bar to search contacts
3. Select contact Helena
4. Select Send to send light beam to Helena
5. Select X to close light
6. Select friends icon (top right) for a shortcut
7. Select friend Allison





Sender vs. Receiver flow:

Sender


Receiver





Refining flow and UI (draft):

Sender

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Receiver

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Features

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