Birth control pills are often identified by female names, as though they’re your fun girlfriends. There’s Yasmin, Yaz, Camilla, Portia, and I’m sure a lot more I don’t know about. This is Vera, your less fun, more pragmatic friend. She attaches to your birth control blister pack and lights up every 24 hours to remind you when it’s time to take your pill. Vera doesn’t make any noise, she has no bells or whistles, she’s easy to use and very discreet.
What follows is a rundown of the process I took this semester from “conception” to prototyping for the final review.