Skills:

UI/UX Design

Digital Prototyping

Information Architecture

Wireframing

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InVision


Skills:

UI/UX Design

Digital Prototyping

Site mapping

Wireframing

_

InVision 


Skills:

UI/UX Design

Digital Prototyping

Site mapping

Wireframing

_

InVision


Skills:

UI/UX Design

Digital Prototyping

Site mapping

Wireframing

_

InVision 


Skills:

UI/UX Design

Digital Prototyping

Site mapping

Wireframing

_

InVision 


Team:

Individual project


Instructor:

Sam Roth

Summer 2016

 

 

Team:

Individual project


Instructor:

Sam Roth

Summer 2016

 

 

POCKET PARKING SMARTWATCH APP


A Smartwatch Solution to Parking on Campus.

POCKET PARKING SMARTWATCH APP

A Smartwatch Solution to Parking on Campus.

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Our brief was to conceptualize how a smartwatch app could solve a common problem at the University of Oregon. Pocket Parking is a hassle-free mobile parking solution that allows students to easily locate open parking spots, pay parking fees and update parking time. The term "pocket parking" is synonymous with parallel parking. Duration time for this project was one week.

Problem

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Goal

Campus parking is a nightmare for anyone with a vehicle who doesn't own a parking pass or leave early enough to find open street parking. Hunting for parking spots usually equates to being tardy for class.

To develop a smartwatch application that solves the parking crisis on campus for the students at the University of Oregon. 

To develop a smartwatch application that solves the parking crisis on campus for the students at the University of Oregon. 

User Persona

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User Journey: Parking at UO

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A top-down map of the parking available on campus at the University of Oregon (photo credit: City of Eugene)

Problem Space and Opportunity

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Off 13th street, one of the main parking lots near the campus shops requires students to insert their license plate number and print a ticket to put back on their dashboard. An unnecessary three-step process for only 1 hour parking.

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These street parking meters accept coin and credit card payments, so no need for license plates numbers or ticket printing. The pain point with these come from the environmental elements. During the rainy season in Eugene, thermal sensor buttons have difficulty operating while wet. Thus, adding more time to the process of parking.

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While observing parking meters on campus I discovered NFC (Near Field Communication) readers that enable communication between smart devices. Upon discovery, I asked myself "Why hasn't the city of Eugene taken advantage of this wireless technology?" This would be the perfect opportunity to streamline the parking experience on campus.

User Flow with Pocket Parking App

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At this stage of the project, I created a proposed user journey map to parking on campus with the Pocket Parking app. The mapping was made with the idea of NFC-enabled parking meters readily available throughout campus in mind. 


At this stage of the project, I created a proposed user journey map to parking with Pocket Parking app. The mapping was made with the idea of NFC-enabled parking meters readily available throughout campus in mind. 


Sketches & Wireframes

Through brainstorming and hand drawings, I gained a sense of how to visually display design features and aspects I wanted to incorporate in the app. I focused on the main WatchKit face, notifications and other necessities the user would need to interact with the watch to complete the task of parking on campus.

concept-development

Pocket Parking App

Final high-fidelity mock-ups and brand identity for Pocket Parking app.

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App Navigation

I wanted to make the navigation of the app as simple as possible. Pocket Parking focuses on two main things right when you open the app: You can either choose to search for parking, or pay on the spot if you are already near an NFC enabled meter.

Paying for parking involves using your connected Apple Wallet. After payment you have the option to set reminders, or add or subtract time from your parking session. Searching for parking brings up a list of nearby open meters. After choosing a location, Google Maps will direct you towards your designated parking spot.

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Pocket Parking Prototype (Live Demo)

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Future Considerations

If I had more time to work on the project, I would have liked to create a mobile smartphone companion app to cover the range of devices able to use this application. I learned a lot through this project and I walked away with knowledge about the Apple design system, mobile app design and how simple discovery can kick-start problem solving for the real world.

Selected Work

Classport University Companion AppUI/UX Design, Mobile App Design, Case Study

Pocket Parking Smartwatch AppUI/UX Design, Mobile App Design, Case Study

Camp Yakety Yak T-Shirt DesignGraphic Design, Typesetting

Storm-FIT Tech PonchoIndustrial Design, Case Study

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