Involvement: I worked on the development of this product for a year with MNML design director Kyle Buzzard. My primary contributions were selecting the final CMF, creating final renders and tech-packs for manufacture, and working with fellow designer Jilian Tackaberry to create the grill pattern. Below: The Mint, Brick, and Blueberry colorways.
Below: Samples from the tech pack specifying colors for manufacture.
The Relay App is used to manage multiple Relay devices. The app securely stores the location, service status, and battery levels of each device.
When a child uses their relay, an LTE call is made to the parent's cellphone. This allows convenient communication between an adult and multiple children.
Relay isn't limited to use with children. It is also perfect for small teams, such as restaurant staff, or the elderly who are not comfortable using smart phones.
Relay features bluetooth connectivity, and a 3.5mm jack for private calls. The device is lightweight at only 70g and lasts 1-2 days on a full charge.
Below, a few of the alternate patterns visualized.