2. Why was this app designed?
• What is around me?
• How do we engage with our community?
• Designing a better was to decide what to
What was created:
City Explorer uses the MBTA to explore the
greater Boston area. Aimed towards locals, it
organizes a database of events, activities,
places for a multitude of categories that give
users ideas about what to do and encourage
them to explore new environments.
3. Where we started
Idea 1: Light up MBTA map
Idea 2: Remapping the MBTA
Idea 3: An app that explores the
MBTA map and routes
4. First Design: Too much
Navigation, including transfers,
exits, and entrances
Train times and
Load money on your ticket
Sponsored adds for events and
Suggestions for entertainment,
Preplan and download directions
for offline use
6. The Explore Function
• Pick an MBTA line
• Explore stop locations
• Click on stops to learn a little about
• Search by category and distance to learn
about new things to do!
8. Surprise me!
You choose the starting location, and let the app know how far you want
Choose up to 3 stops
Longer options for
distance – takes into
account t and walking
Same search as Explore