Vatsa Heera

Survival Kits - Bee Ready

Designing user experience and user interface for emergency kits website

WHY HAVE AN EMERGENCY PLAN OR KIT?
During a natural disaster or an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

DEMOGRAPHICS
User research, people’s motivation for having a survival kit is either,
▸ People who have been in a disaster
▸ New Parents



Initial Vision



Sketches and Notes



Competitve Research

www.Ready.gov — Government website - Provides Kit Checklist for doing it yourself
shop.SurvivalKits.com — Cater towards larger demographic • Basic Survival Kits, limited inventory • No Customizations possible • No baby food or kids supplies
www.EmergencyKits.com — Whole seller • Cater towards larger demographic • A lot of Package options • No Customizations possible • No baby food or kids supplies
www.OverStock.com — Whole Seller for individual items • Cater towards larger demographic • No Customizations possible • No baby food or kids supplies
www.MorePrepared.com — Cater towards larger demographic • Mainly for larger population - 50 or more • No Customizations possible • No baby food or kids supplies



Website Wireframe



Emergency Supplies Checklist

  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-battery powered and/or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Warm Blankets or Sleeping bags
  • Change of cloths - 2 pair per person
  • Copy of important family documents