Improving Information Capture for Law Enforcement

Vivid is a mobile application that enables police officers and detectives to gather rich contextual and multimedia evidence in the field.

Challenges of note-taking in the field

The current process for collecting law enforcement information in the field is slow, error-prone, and tedious. Moreover with current tools, rich information capture is nearly impossible.

How Vivid helps

Scan witness and victim information

Support interactions with non-English speakers

Capture multimedia information

Take notes digitally

Speed up the reporting process

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Based in user-centered research

Identifying opportunities for technology in the field

We conducted eight months of human-centered design research to reveal opportunities for assisting officers as they collect information in the field. As part of this process, we interviewed various police and community stakeholders, shadowed patrol officers, and continuously tested our prototype concepts.

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