Taking the guesswork out of managing UV exposure so people with Lupus can stress less and enjoy life.

What Very provided:

Technology is lifesaving.

Shade developed the first laboratory-grade wearable device that measures ultraviolet radiation. We created a powerful UX for Shade’s mobile app, making critical data accessible for the people who need it most.

Can an app make data meaningful? The Shade sensor measures and tracks UV exposure. It’s a potentially life-changing tool for patients who are sensitive to UV radiation. But a tool is only as powerful as it is useable.


Shade wanted to build an app that would seamlessly connect the device to a smartphone, so that patients could easily access — and understand — their cumulative UV exposure at any point in the day. The app had to allow for information sharing among other patients and physicians. It was important to Shade that the app’s graphic elements and activities aligned with the established brand standards.

"I highly recommend working with the Very team. They showed an in-depth knowledge of the UX/UI process. They used the perfect user testing methods at the right time, and their work is stunning!"

Emmanuel Dumont

Shade chose to build their app with Very because of our deep experience in outcomes-based design: user testing, validation, workflows, critical paths, interaction, and visual language. Following our tried-and-true processes, we exceeded Shade’s expectations and delivered an experience that was not only engaging, but vetted and validated for usability — well before it hit the market.

Ultimately, we built a product that allowed users to easily interact with sophisticated technology. The result: Shade released their product with confidence, knowing their revolutionary hardware could be used to improve health outcomes and change the way patients manage their own health.

Mockup Shade