Just Pay

A clock-in system for migrant workers that collects verifiable information about how long one works and on which farm.

Just Pay was developed from the same source code as CameraV, an Android app that verifies photos and videos taken on mobile devices. The use case, however, is entirely different. So, we had the opportunity to imagine and build a completely different experience.

What was previously a tool for journalist to report human rights violations, Just Pay would become a time clock for migrant workers in Georgia to prove when they worked and on which farms. Many court cases have arose concerning injustice pay to the workers. Because the farm boundaries are blurred, and the workers have little knowledge of who they are actually working for, there is a need to track their location and time, and verify where they worked and for how long. Many of the workers are illiterate, and have little to no experience using a smartphone. The design had to simple, visual and easily legible outdoors. The demo above shows how a workers clocks in and out of work.

Some of the basic design decisions we made include:

  • to have one action per screen
  • to use pictograms as the primary way to communicate the actions to be taken
  • to use contrasting colors that would increase legibility outdoors
 
 Above: Top level views of the app

Above: Top level views of the app

 
 Above: Initial sketches exploring simple navigation options for non-traditional smartphone users.

Above: Initial sketches exploring simple navigation options for non-traditional smartphone users.

 

Team: Carrie Winfrey and Guardian Project
Role: Design Lead, UX, UI, Visual Design

 
 
  PHOTO CREDIT: Project cover photo by  Laura Elizabeth Pohl/ Bread for the World  .   Creative Commons License  .     No changes were made to this image.

PHOTO CREDIT: Project cover photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the WorldCreative Commons License. No changes were made to this image.