The original user interface lacked essential features and had a series of pain points. After an extensive amount of research, our first task was to incorporate more features as the pedestrian preferences.
Making Accessibility Accessible
The number one most requested feature was to have access to the app on mobile. We set out to design a clean interface, easy to use interface while tackling real world constraints.
We managed to condense all the features that were available on desktop. We also added guided directions, a feature that wasn’t available in the previous AccessMap version.
Real World Model
Incline grade is not a commonly understood unit, like temperature or distances. Using the incline tutorial, our goal is to help new users identify their incline preferences in an easy, understandable, and feasible way.
Convenience and Guidance
Based on a surveys sent out to existing users, we found that the ability to save profiles was highly requested. We researched and explored different approaches to find the most effective way we can incorporate this feature.
We also presented the work we had already finished at an event to other classes focusing on accessibility and to others attending the event.
For this project there was extensive research, ideation, wireframing, and prototyping. Our work was built from the work done by those before us. Further research is being conducted, and the site is currently in development.