In 2008 Bresslergroup presented FieldCREW - a concept tablet and software system empowering user researchers and designers conducting field research. It included features for real-time video capture and tagging of observed activities, allowing a single researcher to have the observation capabilities of a team, and a team of observers to synchronize their observations as though they were a single researcher. FieldCREW recevied widespread coverage on sites including SlashGear, the Awesomer, and Core77.
Fast forward five years, and to the Core77/Windows Phone App to the Future Design Challenge. Now we have reconceptualized FieldCREW as an app, providing the same core features as the original concept, in a more realizable and usable format (but, still a concept).
The Bresslergroup app team, led by myself and interaction designer Matt Thomas, created the information architecture and visual design for the app version based on the Windows Phone guidelines.
Watch this the video for more information and screen examples for the Windows 8 phone concept version of FieldCREW: