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  • 1. MemorandumTo: Dr. Leonard From: Stephanie SingletonDate: June 29, 2011Subject: Get There User Case This memo contain storyboards, personas, user cases, wireframes, and device details for the Get There application. DescriptionGet There helps you save time. Just put in all your task for the day, and Get There maps out the quickest route for all your task. It doesn’t just show you the quickest route for a single destination but it takes into account all your destinations and to create the path. Need to customize your route? You can prioritize your task based on time and importance.Once you finish with your current destination, simply click next destination to continue on your route. Get There saves your route for you. If your next destination has a time constraint, Get There will notify you when the deadline is approaching. Based on your GPS location and the time of the next task, Get There calculates what time you need to hit the road.Simply need to keep up with tasks? Create a list in Get There and it will notify you when you are in the vicinity of one of your task. Need to get a key made at Home Depot? Get There will notify you when you are near Home Depot. Need to pick up your dry cleaning? Enter the business name and next time you are in the area Get There will notify you. It is a navigation based application that takes your to-do list and schedule into mind.Device UsesGet There provides user with a more effective way to run errands. Users inform the application of the different tasks they need to perform with the option of including prioritizes such as time and importance to customize their route. Get There then provides a map of all their task and the best route to take to accomplish each. With this application, users can find the most efficient way to reach their destination while factoring in their other task. Get There will eliminate wasted time and gas. Users can organize their errands, to-do list, tasks and destinations. This application will allow users to focus on other things while letting their device direct them to the next location. Get There is like having a virtual assistant in their pocket.
  • 2. Target AudienceGet There will be for users who are busy occasionally or everyday. Users that benefit from making list, using navigation, and organizing their life will benefit from Get There. It is an application that can be used for the user’s work and personal life. It is for the forgetful user, the user that wants to improve their efficiency, and the user that simply loves the ease applications provide.Device ClassThe device class you’re targeting and OS Since this is a navigation based application, only navigation ready devices would be able to facilitate this application. This application will be created for the Android Marketplace and then considered for the App Store. Initially this application will be created for the Android Marketplace and then for the Apple App Store. The mockups for this application are create for the Android OS.Screen sizeA screen size of 480x800 was used as the template for the design, the most popular phone dimensions for the Android among users. This is currently the most common screen size used in the Android Marketplace (http:// developer.android.com/resources/dashboard/screens.htm). Android provides a small, normal,large, and extra-large screen. The markup was created with the dimensions of the large size phone but the markup will be adaptable to all dimensions. User Flow Design dilemmaThis application takes pieces from current applications to create a simple, cohesive, new application. Get There borrows from navigation, calendar, and to-do list applications. Deciding which pieces would work together to help the user complete task was hard. In some areas , new pieces had to be introduced in order to make the application come together in an effective way. Looking at what essential parts to keep and which the user could do without was the hardest part. To create a simple ease of use, the application had to remain simple while still encompassing the necessary components. The initiation of this design will provide users with a easier way to get from place to place to place. Get There is a user centered design that believes in constantly improving their design to fit the user’s needs. Look forward to constant updates and improvements.
  • 3. Persona One: Alexis Parker, 24, Stanford, CAOccupation: Full time Paralegal, Part time law stu-dentPersonality: Driven, motivated, social, organizedLifestyle: Alexis Parker works hard to balances her career, school, and her social life. She spends8 to 10 hours at work as a paralegal. The other half of her life she spends studying law at Stan-ford. To keep her sane, Alexis makes time for the friends she’s meet at school.Originally from Settle, she left her home to start school in California. Alexis makes trips home onholidays to visit her family. If she is not working on school or work related business, she is outsocializing, trying new recipes, or traveling. She rarely gets a free moment to herself but whenshe does she simply likes to relax and enjoy movies.Technology: Alexis likes to have the newest gadgets but knows that technology changes quickly.She only purchases the gadgets that she thinks are essential to her everyday life. She is too prac-tical to spend money on the things she only wants. Instead she admires them from a distance.She currently has a Droid. Her first smartphone was a Blackberry. She switched over becauseshe was curious about the apps on Android. Blackberry was too business oriented and sheneeded a phone that satisfied all aspects of her life. She does, however, carry a Blackberry thatis issued to everyone at work. She only uses it for phone calls and emails.Application needs: With Alexis busy schedule, it can be hard to organize her life. But it’s essen-tial to Alexis to organize the various aspects of her life because without organization, she wastestime. Alexis usually runs errands in various parts of the city. She finds herself often missingdestinations or driving in circles trying to complete all her task. Alexis needs an application thatorganizes all her task for her. She also needs to prioritize certain task over others. Alexis wouldalso like the application to keep up with her to-do list and notify her when she’s approaching adestination where she can accomplish her task. Often times she creates a to-do list without be-ing able to finish all the task. This function would allow her to be more efficient.
  • 4. Persona One’s Get There Scenario: Figure 1. Alexis needs help running errands after work
  • 5. Figure 2. Alexis decides to use Get There to route her destinations
  • 6. Figure 3. Alexis uses Get There to get all her errands done quickly and easily
  • 7. Persona Two: Bradley Coogan, 37,Atlanta, GAOccupation: Full time Quality SystemsmanagerPersonality: Fast learner, intelligent,adaptive, dominantLifestyle: On a regular day BradleyCoogan works 10 hours. Some days are longer. He is in his late 30’s and is one of the only youngprofessionals in his position. In college, Bradley worked to climb up the ladder of his company.He never rest in excelling in his career.When he’s not at work, he enjoys bowling with his friends and wife. He is a newly wed thatloves to travel with his wife. Him and his wife are very family oriented though they haven’tstarted a family of their own yet. They split the holidays between both families.Technology: Bradley stays on top of the latest technological advances. He loves reading Engad-get and Android Central. He also reads reviews on the latest phones with Android OS as well askeeping up with the competition. Bradley buys all the newest gadgets whether he needs themor not.He currently owns an HTC Thunderbolt. The world of smartphones is not a new one for him.Bradley’s first smartphone was a WIndow’s phone that he brought while in college. Later heswitched over to Android because of the various apps and the faster processor. Bradley’s mottois the faster the better.Application needs: Bradley needs an application that can keep up with all the errands he runson a weekly bases. While he job doesn’t require him to be on the road often, there are timeswhen he has to meet with clients, and supervisors off campus. He would like an application thatcan get him to his meetings while also alerting him of nearby restaurants and stores. Traditionalnavigation allows him to complete this task but he would like to populate several entries at onetime. The traditional navigation does not allow him to find all the destinations he needs at once.
  • 8. Persona Two’s Get There Scenario:Bradley has a meeting with customers across town. Before the meeting, he has a dentist ap-pointment. He uses Get There to navigate to his dentist appointment while setting up his nextlocation across town with location and time. Once he exits the dentist, he can load Get Thereagain to bring up his next destination. While driving towards his meeting, he realized he has alittle time and calls a friend that works in the area. Bradley gets the location of his friend’s job,pulls up Get There and presses next destination. The application allows his to interrupt his cur-rent route with the new directions. While visiting with his friend, a notification/alert appearsthat reminds him that he needs to leave for his meeting. Get There finds his current locationand calculates how far he is from his next destination. Unlike other notification/alerts, Bradleydoesn’t have to calculate the time he needs to get to his destination because Get There does itfor him. After his meeting, Bradley then navigates his way home while including a few stops tothe local electronic store and the grocery store.ConclusionGet There will provide the on-the-go individual with a way to organize their life. Whether work,school, personal, or special occasions, Get There will provides users with the quickest route totheir destination. It not only navigates the user but allows them to combine their calendar andto-do list into one application./SS
  • 9. Design Table of ContentsRelease Notes...............................................................................................................................page tenUser Flows User Flow 1: Create a list with customized reminder.....................................................page eleven User Flow 1: Create a list with customized reminder with Location not found error.....page twelve User Flow 2: Create a trip with time/date constraints.................................................page thirteen User Case 2: Create a trip with time/date constraints Destination not saved error...page fourteenWireframes Home page wireframe ...................................................................................................page fifteen Add Task input wireframe..............................................................................................page sixteen New trip main page wireframe.................................................................................page seventeen Trip map wireframe.....................................................................................................page eighteen
  • 10. Release NotesInstallingInstall version 1.0 of Get There at the Android Market by going to https://market.android.com/ in your web browser or through the application on your Android phone. Changes Version 1.1Added action bar with search feature Removed search map button on Home page Added function to hard key buttons (search, back, and menu)Added instructions for touch and drop to New Task page Added examples to “Where” and “What” fields of Add Task page for clarification Changed “Hold Destination” to “Pause Trip” on Alert box of Trip Map page Removed “Pause Trip” from alert button to allow application to automatically pause tripRemoved “Home” button from hard key menu and placed it in action barAdded “Find me” button to hard key menu Changed “Reminder” on ‘Add task page’ to “Timer”Changed “Email Trip” to “Share Trip”Changed numerical values from task buttons to stationary numerical values Changed “Add Destination” to “Edit Trip” Version 1.0Below is a list of features for Get There. • Finds the quick route for up to 7 destinations • Helps users organize their task list based on specific time and importance • Provides the most efficient route for multiple destinations • Send trips or lists through email • Hold space in destination to quickly return to trip • Notifies user of upcoming appointments • Allows uses to create To-do list that will alert them when they are near a destination on their list Page 10
  • 11.      Open Get  Click Create  Click Add  Type task   There  List  Task  location into  application  Where field   Select  Type task  Select Add  Click Done to  correct  performed  Reminder to  save task   location  into What  customize   from options field User Flow 1: Create a list with customized reminder Page 11
  • 12.      Open Get  Click Create  Click Add  Type task   There  List  Task  location into  application  Where field   Location not  found   Solution:  redefine search Select  Type task  Select Add  Click Done to  correct  performed  Reminder to  save task   location  into What  customize   from  field User Flow 1: Create a list with customized reminder with  Location not found error   Page 12
  • 13.      Open Get  Click Create  Click Add  Type task   There  Trip  Destination  location into  application  Where field   Select  Type task  Select Add Click Done to  correct  performed  Time/Date  save  location  into What  to customize   destination  from options field Repeat steps  Return to  Click Create  Wait for Get  until  Add  Trip   There to  destinations  Destination  calculate  are entered screen your trip User Flow 2: Create a trip with time/date constraints Page 13
  • 14.      Open Get  Click Create  Click Add  Type task   There  Trip  Destination  location into   application  Where field         Select  Type task  Click Done to  Select Add  correct  performed  Time/Date  save   location  into What  to customize   destination   from options field     If task still does  Re‐enter task  Destination does   not save restart  not save in trip list   task or report to   Help      Repeat steps  Return to  Click Create  Wait for   until  Add  Trip   Get There   destinations  Destination  to calculate   are entered screen your trip   User Case 2: Create a trip with time/date constraints Destination not saved error   Page 14
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