Project Background

Living in a city comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. One of the major disadvantages is the amount of traffic density it generates on a daily basis leading to parking issues.

There are a number of constraints while looking for a parking spot: the time of the day, location, cost, distance to destination, open/covered parking. Apart from this, it is a known cause of stress and distraction while driving.

Interactive Prototype: https://r9trx9.axshare.com/home.html

Role

Client: Academic project
Role: Entire product design from research, concept, visualisation, and testing
Tools: Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, FromTextToSpeech.com


Interactive concept: https://t8ypon.axshare.com/home.html

Introduction

Our climate is changing as we speak and we humans are responsible for it! The glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, summers are getting hotter and winters colder, wildlife habitats are turning to human habitats, hurricanes are becoming a common phenomenon, and the list goes on.

Sea levels in New Zealand have been steadily rising since the beginning of the last century. Over the past 40 years, one-third of the ice volume in the NZ Southern Alps has disappeared. …


Objective

The objective of this research is to use smartphones as a means to measure and visualise the road surface condition in the map UI by analysing the vibrations observed by the accelerometer.

Hypothesis on making maps more intuitive with road surface condition indicator
Hypothesis on making maps more intuitive with road surface condition indicator

Tools and Technologies used

Google Maps is used as the map service for illustrating the road surface quality and traffic data.

To measure the vibration, an Android app iNVH developed by Bosch is used. This app has the feature to record vibrations in x, y and z dimensions and generates a CSV file that can be exported. And, to represent it graphically, DatPlot desktop tool built by Michael Vogt is used. …

PramodMani

Currently undergoing Master of UX Design program at Victoria University at Wellington, NZ. Passionate about solving design problems with a touch of empathy.

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