I'm designing a contextual SOS for our smartwatch, similar to what apple Watch.
Currently, we have a generic SOS feature. with contextual SOS, the user can also send out additional info to the rescuer.
- Generic assistant needed
- Medical assistant needed
- Security assistant needed
Below is the apple watches intermediate screen that lets the user pick emergency features. It's trigged if you press and hold the watch button.
in terms of the flow of interaction its
press+hold >> swipe 1 of the options >> feature activated
This seems like quite a bit of effort to be made in an emergency situation.
The solution we're designing may have a similar flow, but we will rethink certain aspects like if it's a swipe or a press. What considerations should be made? With the additional context, more than 1 gesture and additional effort will be needed.
In situations where maybe the user is injured or in a state of panic, needing to press and hold and then swipe would be physically too demanding.