A smartwatch application for older adults to get help in emergency situations.
|UI/UX designer, usability test moderator|
Ligo helps older adults and, by extension, any person that needs some kind of assistance in their daily lives.
We interviewed different stakeholders: possible users, family members, nurses and other caretakers.
The research lead us to three personas.
People often hold a negative view towards assistive technology, and can be reluctant to adopt technology that is clearly designed to compensate for functional loss.
Interaction framework for Ligo
Medium-fidelity paper prototype
The high-fidelity in action.
- It is difficult for older adults to differentiate touch and forced touch.
- The participants were not familiarized with the snooze function concept in alarms.
- It is important to consider the amount of time before a product screen goes off, as older people may need longer to interact and plan their next action.
- Inserting assistive technology into devices already adopted by the general population will surely increase its acceptance.