Rise and Shine, It's Freddy Time!
Mornings are hard, but mornings with kids are harder. Parents have enough to deal with on their own when they start the day, but with a little help from Ready Freddy, they will have time to address their own needs (like sleep) and be able to teach their kids independence. Ready Freddy is an Amazon Alexa skill created to make mornings less hectic.
Ready Freddy feels like a game to kids and an extra set of hands to parents. When launched, Ready Freddy guides children through morning tasks like brushing their teeth and getting dressed. Designed for kids in kindergarten to third grade, the skill is easy to start and exciting to use. Kids will love their new morning sidekick, and parents will love having time to swallow their coffee.
Ready Freddy helps parents take the mornings back and gets kids out the door faster than ever before.
The Journey to Ready Freddy
The New Media Institute at the University of Georgia tasked us with creating a New Media Solution to solve a problem affecting today’s consumers by innovatively using a newly launched technology. Our group of five students focused on the Echo Spot, an Amazon Alexa product that was launched the month before Ready Freddy’s inception.
The project involved many stages including market research, design, development, and user testing. As one of two developers for this project, I worked to understand how to design and develop for voice interaction. Eventually, we were able to launch this skill in the Amazon Alexa store so that parents everywhere could make their mornings just a little bit easier.