Risk Assessment For Drone Operations

RESEARCH & IDEATION

After discovering from non-directed user interviews that a thorough risk assessment is an essential component of any well planned drone operation, I decided to dig deeper into the subject; speaking to drone operators and safety industry experts to uncover the requirements.

After heuristic research, directed user interviews and repeated ideation, I created a UI that enabled users to describe and score risks and related control measures according to an internationally recognised standard. This feature adds a structured narrative to the user experience and digitises a chaotic paper process.

The concept and final UI was validated by several operators, health & safety experts and one nationally recognised training provider. This tool is now a key selling point of the Soarizon platform, saving users time and improving the quality of their output.

Company: Thales (Project Soarizon)
Date: May 2019