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Augmented Reality iPad App for in-campus transit


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About


There are so many ways to travel inside the Georgia Tech campus. However, there is no unified system that tracks all of them. How does a person decide what mode of transit to take?


Objective


Team Peerspun decided to understand the current problems of in-campus transit and propose a solution that aids in the decision making process of students in the Georgia Tech campus.



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The UX process for the project


Users & Context


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What we found out


Almost half of our participants said that they got delayed for classes because of slow trolleys. Majority had never heard of ViaCycle - a free cycle service in the campus.


What we planned to do


We tried to conceptualize a system that suggests the quick and efficient mode of transportation between walking, bikes and buses on the campus in real time.



Concepts


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Concepts


After a few informed brainstorming sessions to develop as many divergent ideas as possible, we narrowed down to 3 concepts - a tangible cap, a bus stop installation and an AR app for the smartphone.


Feedback


We presented our ideas at various demos. Our final choices were amalgamations comprised of the most interesting and diverse qualities from many of these basic concepts.



Mockups and Wireframes


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Final Design


Evaluation


Participants were asked to use the prototype and think-aloud through a few bench mark tasks. After the cognitive walkthrough, they were a series of qualitative questions regarding the prototype system's interface and functionality.


Findings


The overall impression was positive. Users commented on the novelty of the AR view and the ability to identify locations of real vehicles and places as well as occupancy and availability. Most thought that the system would be especially useful to users who were new to the campus.