With HEYBUDDY, any smartphone user already owns one of the most sophisticated tools for minimizing risk while scuba diving. This mobile app allows scuba buddies to track one another and communicate essential safety information in new ways while adhering to established safety protocols. HEYBUDDY is still a prototype. Reach out if you want to work with me to realize it! The software concept was created in collaboration with André Richter, Dive Instructor.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each diver carries his or her device in a waterproof case secured on the forearm. Throughout the dive, users can use HEYBUDDY to access relative position information for his or her buddy in real time. When dive partners use familiar, PADI-established communication gestures, the app tracks arm movement and then creates an easy to read message on the buddy's display so divers never miss a signal. When a buddy moves outside a determined safety range or makes a rapid ascent, his or her buddy knows immediately by vibration and display notification.
October 2012 - March 2013
Interaction Design · User Interface Design · User Experience Design · Concept Development · Mobile App Design · Human-Centered Design · Prototyping · Data Visualization · Visual Design
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