Industrial Engineering Competitions Day – Human Factors case entry
Home screen used bright and fun colours
To-do list reminders were a planned feature
Phone would be highly simplified with names and pictures of contacts, red for emergency numbers.
If the child was ever lost, a feature is available to contact an emergency contact immediately, remind the child to stay in place, and transfer a screenshot of a map focused on the child's GPS location to the emergency contact.
This was a team project with B. Kaplan for the Industrial Engineering Competitions Day hosted by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (University of Toronto chapter). Competitors were given 2.5 hours to design and present a mobile phone intended for use by a child aged 7-9. The designers had only a laptop track pad to design widgets with.
Ideally, the phone would be GPS enabled to help the child be found if they ever become lost. The phone should be able to connect with desktop software, from which the parent can add to the child’s phone book, set the times of day when games may be played, etc.
For Industrial Engineering Competitions Day, IIE University of Toronto chapter
Type Mobile phone platform