Offering location sharing controls in live-streaming situations

Buenos Aires
4th Dec 2018
Exploring ways of providing people with more control and transparency around the location sharing implications whilst live-streaming video.
Product Context

Vidi is a video sharing app allowing people to live-stream, rate and comment on events they’re part of. Vidi gathers additional metadata about videos people share to provide better recommendations based on people’s sharing and viewing habits as well as their location.

In order to provide the service, Vidi stores some of the following data:

  • ViDi uses an algorithm to predict content they think people would like to watch based on a combination of people's viewing history and the viewing habits of friends and other people with similar preferences.
  • For the live-stream feature, ViDi relies on geolocation to connect viewers and provide context.

Problem & Opportunity

People want to share live experiences with others in a safe way, with visibility around who will receive their content. How can we build live, fine-grained control over their traceability?

How might we... the impact of our choices in live situations

Design Features
Giving people instant control on what matters most

Before and while live-streaming video, people can easily access the location sharing control panel where options are made clear and simple: who will be able to see their location and how accurately will they see it. The interface making data management time-efficient by surfacing only the most sensitive aspect of the data-use.

Buenos Aires - Vidi - Design Feature 1
Design Features
Interactive explanations to give people more context

Through the use of simple to understand sliders, people can progressively share more location information. Whether it being a larger circle of people or the accuracy of location sharing. As they adjust these settings, the descriptions underneath them allow for a clear understanding of the consequences location sharing.

Buenos Aires - Vidi - Design Feature 2
Next steps

How could we built on such principles to allow for better live and granular control of more abstract informations?