Role:

UI/UX Designer

Software Used:

Figma, Adobe Aero, G Suite

Created For:

Advanced Interaction Design Class

 

About Farm Safety XR

According to the CDC, Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries. In 2017, 416 farmers and farm workers died in a work-related injury, and every day, about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury.

Farm Safety XR is a mixed reality experience created for farmers where users would use the Magic Leap to diagnose problems with their machinery, with the goal to help prevent farm accidents from occurring or reducing the risk of injury. Users accomplish by doing the following:

  • Look at farm machinery
  • Scan it
  • Issue diagnosed

From there, users are given a few different options on how to handle the problem. Users can:

  • Fix the issue without aid
  • Fix the issue with aid, being given guides and a video tutorial
  • Pull out a 3D model of the broken part and be given information about tools needed, things to look out for, special parts needed, and a video displaying how a part is change.

These paths all intertwine and cross over so users have control over their experience. While it wasn’t prototyped, the app would pull from a database and keep track of the scans and repairs so users can keep track of problems.

What Did I Do?

I did the complete design process from beginning to end, including:

  • Sketching
  • Testing
  • Applying Feedback
  • Talking to Experts
  • Prototyping
  • Adobe AERO video/prototype

Results?

This project taught me how to design for mixed reality, while also showing me how to design for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, as the processes all connect and intertwine. This project also helped me bring awareness to something that is very near and dear to my heart, the dangers of farming and the machinery they operate. If a project like this were to continue, there is a chance that the risk of injury or death would decrease, as it would provide farmers with the information they need to make an informed choice of how to care and fix their machinery.

Article I pulled my statistics from: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/aginjury/default.html