Invited to be a keynote speaker to present my research titled, “Riding Shotgun in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.” This conference was wonderfully organized and the speakers were very engaging to listen to!
We are most excited about our Collaboration Agreement with Mosaic Family Services. Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence.
All of the incidents reported through the Operation Compass North Texas mobile app will be sent to our North Texas partners Mosaic Family Services and when appropriate, on to the Dallas Police Department. This vital information, the result of empowered citizens being able to report what they’ve seen, enables Mosaic to provide aid it might not otherwise, and helps Dallas Police bring tra ckers to justice.
It was a joy to speak with Bill Bernstein from Mosaic Family Services to Mark Willis on the Road Dog Trucking Show, on SiriusXM radio.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas design research graduate student created a smartphone app that aims to help people — especially truck drivers — report incidents of human trafficking. Lisa Mercer developed Operation Compass with the goal of compiling a database that will automatically collect and sort the incidents.
Invited to Present My Research Poster at the Inclusive Design Conference at the Royal Academy of Art in London.August 1, 2015
Presented Research at the Irish Design Research Conference, Bridging Knowledge Spaces Panelist member on the Society panel, June 2015June 28, 2015
The Freedom Network is comprised of 39 members across the U.S. who are focused on the fight against human trafficking. I attended this conference armed with the first prototype for Operation Compass and showed it to as many attendees as I could. I spoke with law enforcement, social workers, prosecutors, and victim advocates. The feedback I brought home was immeasurable and played a role in the mobile application that is now available.