An app that lets people know their rights in a police encounter has been redesigned by a group of Humber College Web Design and Interactive Media students.

When Legalswipe first launched in 2015, the company received a lot of attention from the legal and social justice communities. However, the success that they experienced was accompanied by growing pains. User feedback indicated that due to challenges navigating the app, people did not want to use it when faced with police.

Enter the Humber Usability Lab. Legalswipe co-founders Christien Levien and Jason Lee were eager to hear the fresh ideas from second-year students.

“The students really assisted us in not only making the app more intuitive, but also a lot more fun to use,” said Levien.

The duo plans to relaunch the app this September.

Written with assistance from Cass Mignardi