I helped BenchSentry, a startup in the home security space, design and launch their mobile and Raspberry Pi apps.
BenchSentry creates an internet-enabled lock box that you can leave on your porch to protect your deliveries. From their phone, Bench owners are able to monitor their Bench for suspicious activity and grant others, such as a delivery driver or a family member, access to the Bench to store and retrieve packages.
BenchSentry was looking for a designer who could not only create UI, but also help define product requirements and work closely with their developers. I was hired to design their iOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi-enabled apps.
For this release, we identified two target users: Bench owners, and a delivery driver. Through interviews with local homeowners and delivery drivers from USPS, UPS, and FedEx, this led the team to two overarching design challenges:
We ended up creating an app that gives Bench owners peace of mind knowing that:
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