Bridges to Prosperity is a nonprofit organization that partners with local governments to connect communities via pedestrian bridges.
Bridges to Prosperity believes that "connection is the critical foundation for economic opportunity, healthcare, and education". B2P goes into rural areas in developing countries and build bridges to remove barriers. Their team joined us for a two day workshop to explore a tablet app that would help Project Foremen on construction sites.
B2P needed a digital solution, preferably for tablets, that allowed their Foremen to review plans, track progress, and report safety issues all while on site. Two of the biggest challenges we faced were connectivity and language barriers. Due to the rural areas that B2P operates in, there is often little to no mobile connection at project sites. Additionally, several of the Foremen who would be using the app are able to read and speak, but not write in English. To address these concerns we developed three user personas based on real people who work for B2P.
The result of the two day workshop was a clickable prototype that allowed Foremen to easily view project plans by allowing them to be uploaded by PDF and saved for offline view. Additionally, we solved the language barrier issues by allowing Foremen to upload a voice memo with the details of the Safety Report. The team was then able to take the lo-fidelity prototype to investors in hopes to secure funding for the project.