In weeks four and five of the semester, the team were required to create a persona and storyboard for the Thick Ice project. The persona was established as follows:
Age: 28 years old
Occupation: Business Professional
Relationship Status: Single
Interests: Camping, fly fishing, law and sport
Goals: To become a business manager or owner in 10 years time
Technology: iPad, Laptop, Android Smart Phone, Smart TV – excellent technology knowledge
As established, this is an athletic man who enjoys outdoor activities in his free time. He is a persona for the Thick Ice project as he may be out fly fishing one day with a mate, and be involved in an accident. His mate can quiet simply look at his phone and identify any known health problems (in this case there are none). The mate can then proceed to diagnose the persona by following the app’s question process by identifying the persona’s symptoms.
Next the group depicted how the prototype will work. A home screen will be made to display all the common injury categories and the person’s information. This image depicts that the application will be created on an Android platform due to the free open-source software available for android developers. Secondly, Android is more simple to develop app’s for then the iPhone; and is also increasing popularity thanks to the Samsung Galaxy 3. This is the first sketch of how the application will work, and will be later modified to reflect any changes to the prototype and product’s functionality.
The next stage the group will be working on developing the storyboard of the Thick Ice app; and begin the prototype development.