The ‘My Fire Plan’ Application for the NSW Rural Fire Service was one of the first projects I worked on where I was involved in each step of development. I did both UX/UI and graphic design as well as overseeing development and deployment to both Apple and Android app stores.
I began working on the application in 2013 after the RFS approached Snepo Research to develop a mobile application that would help families prepare in case of fire. They wanted the app to walk users through each stage of preparation in an engaging manner, not overloading them with information. They also wanted to allow the plan to be exported to a PDF document so users could print it or share it with other members of their family.
The app was kept as simple as possible. The home menu shows the user how far through completing each stage of their plan they are. Each section heavily relies on selectable pre-written options to fill out the required plan information, rather than requiring the users to input lots of content. Additionally, the app detects current fire danger zones and prompts them with their plan if they’re in a dangerous location.
The application’s design was heavily influenced by the 2013 release of apples new iOS UI.
The ‘My Fire Plan’ mobile application launched in October of 2013 with success and was nominated for a Festival of Media Asia Pacific 2014 award for Best Use of Technology.
Fire preparation Mobile Application
MY FIRE PLAN mobile application
NSW Rural Fire Service
User experience design
user interface & graphic Design
iOS Testing, Debugging and Deployment