7 comments

  • Sean Goodwin, almost 4 years ago

    Probably the first and only time I will ever see a high-fidelity mockup on a Nokia!

    Fantastic process behind your article, I didn't know much about AMBER before this.

    5 points
    • Earl Carlson, almost 4 years ago

      Glad to hear you got something out of it! It was really fascinating to do the research on this article.

      That phone holds a special place in my heart, haha.

      1 point
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, almost 4 years ago

    Great article. We need better design in these critical areas.

    This is exactly the kind of things I cover in my book called Tragic Design. My hope is that more designers will put their skills to good use and tackle these big problems.

    4 points
  • Eric REric R, almost 4 years ago

    Great article! I love the action oriented approach at redesigning this to allow for maximum effectiveness.

    3 points
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, almost 4 years ago

    I winced and waited to see some bullshit UI chrome that was totally unnecessary and was met with a copywriting lesson. Well done.

    The last time I opened an AMBER alert was the last time I got one, by the way.

    2 points
  • Matt Ritter, almost 4 years ago

    Awesome work, Earl. Fantastic purpose behind your research and design philosophy. Hope the necessary parties take notice!

    0 points
  • Saransh SinhaSaransh Sinha, almost 4 years ago

    Great article Earl!

    This also got me thinking about how the iPhone has implemented Passbook (specifically airline boarding passes) for the lock screen.

    If only there was some way Apple (and other device manufacturers for that matter) could integrate with the AMBER alert service to show related photos, last known location, suspected kidnapper etc. as a Passbook card right on the lock screen. Unfortunately, I don't have any data on the engagement rates of AMBER alerts, but getting these details with a single swipe is something worth testing IMO.

    0 points