author Marlee Hirson, Wednesday November 18, 2015


A recent article by Academica discusses an important topic regarding university and college campuses across North America – sexual violence. One of the points is that academic institutions need to put proposed policies into action in order to see a result. [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Wednesday November 11, 2015


Social media is everywhere. For many, it’s the most dominant source of information. Whether it be through Facebook, Twitter, or instant messaging, we receive updates about current events at an exceptionally fast rate. This can be a great thing as it can keep people informed in a crisis. But it can also be a bad thing. [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Wednesday November 4, 2015


The article, “6 Ways a Prototype Can Prevent a Mobile UI Disaster”, by Proto.io highlights an aspect of AppArmor’s design process, which is the importance of digital prototypes. Digital prototypes are not only important for the design process of our apps, but for the safety aspect as well. [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Wednesday October 21, 2015


Mobile safety apps are marketed primarily towards students, which makes sense because students make up the majority of a university or college population. But it's important to remember that mobile safety apps designed for the entire school campus, not just for students. [Read More]

author Marlee Hirson, Monday October 19, 2015


During the lockdown at Laurier, the university used the campus mobile safety app, “SAFEHawk”, to send push notifications to students and faculty that alerted them about the lockdown and further updates. [Read More]