Driving for the Adrenalin
Last week in the studio we got together as a group brainstorming, ideas centralized around the topic of individuals who desire the “rush” while driving, or simply individuals who are late constantly. our scenario is where an individual woke up late for work, and commutes regularly about 30 minutes, while in a hurry the person gets into their car, and with a press of a button he’s on the fastest route, with warnings and constant awareness of his surroundings allowing him to reduce the time it would have take him to get to work in chance allowing him to make it on time. Our design solution is to have a center console screen that asked the user if they were in a rush or not, and if they were the car would show safety warnings, and ask the user for their destination by using either typing on screen or their smart device, and then the screen would pull up the fastest route with out traffic using GPS, and displaying alerts, such as health precautions, and police radar that scans for cops scanning for speeding cars, and alerts about time remaining.
This design experience was very thrilling there are many possibilities of allowing drivers a dose of adrenaline, although to improve the solution I believe it would be very beneficial to go through incident reports of speeding drivers, and find the top causes of crashes besides speeding brainstorming an abundance of other ideas or approaches one can take to reduce incidents, problems encountered were to reduce the time it takes to get to said destination, its possible to set the user on the quickest route although can we get a greater reduction through allowing the driver to speed.
This problem was a enjoyable since it was a challenge, for the audience desires to speed so coming up with ideas to allow them to fulfill their desire were out of the ordinary, yet still aiming for an acceptable design, for others just as a last resort when they are late.
I believe this technique would not be only useful for adrenaline junkies, but also for the ambulance, and any urgent disasters needing first respondent. For example if someone is downtown with a atrocious wound, and the ambulance needs to be there as quick as possible but there is a car wreck blocking traffic the technique would allow them to be able to find the quickest route possible to the scene allowing them to possibly save more lives. Projects involving deliveries, and transporting people such as Uber, and Lyft may lend themselves to the approaches since they work with time. This may not be appropriate for people just desiring to speed from getaways such as engaging in crimes. Also this may not be appropriate for teen drivers since they lack experience, and may get in accidents.