When a person moves to new space, their primary struggle lies in finding things, be it parking spots, classrooms, dining locations, events happening around, etc. I along with three other teammates chose to solve this problem by designing a new solution to help students, both in-state and out of state, in having a better campus experience. The solution is proposed in form of mobile application as smartphones have become an essential need of every individual. The solution focuses on finding building locations, classrooms inside buildings and sharing our own location, especially for IUPUI campus.
We interviewed 11 different students to gain insights and create persoans which would lead our goal directed design. Yi Zhang said she struggled a lot in her first few days to find various buildings, and didn't understand jargons that other people were using.
Observations at 9 different places gave us a lot of data. We observed that most people inquired about navigation to different locations at the front desk.
Instructional overlay for the first time users to help them navigate in the application.
Compared to google maps, students can search the buildings by using shortforms and search result will also include the oprational timing of the buildings so that they won't miss out closing time.
'Take right at the bike stand' sounds more humane than 'Take right after 5 meters.'
On recent activities, you will be able to see friends who have shared their locations, friends who have access to your location and pending requests.