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I Ride Safely

develop in students who live off campus and commute by bikes the habit of checking the app on their smart phones to help them select the least dangerous route.

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I Ride Safely

  1. 1. I ride safely A conceptual design by Victor Gane Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu Design Challenge To . . . Design a system that helps student bike commuters select least dangerous route based on traffic reports. Time limit: 2 hours
  2. 2. I ride safely <ul><li>Persuasive Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop in students who live off campus and commute by bikes the habit of checking the app on their smart phones to help them select the least dangerous route. </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu <ul><li>Industrial Design </li></ul>
  3. 3. User Description <ul><ul><li>Graduate and undergraduate students who live off campus and commute by bikes </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu
  4. 4. I ride safely storyboard Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu The steps are repeated for the return route. The student installs the “I ride safely” app, he/she is asked to input the starting point and the end of the daily destination. This information can be amended. Before leaving to school, the student launches the “I ride safely” app and based on the up to minute traffic report, the app routes the least crowded path While waiting at the traffic light, the student checks again the app to get an update based on his/her current position
  5. 5. Features/Functionality <ul><ul><li>Leverage Google maps traffic reports to calculate and display the optimal biking route </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit the start / end point whenever needed </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu
  6. 6. Theoretical Justifications <ul><ul><li>Health incentive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- minimize breathing vehicle emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- reduce the risk of an accident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- reduce the stress of constantly being alert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- be more efficient at school </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu
  7. 7. Shortcomings of Design <ul><ul><li>If using iPod Touch instead of iPhone, availability of WiFi connection can be a problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lag in most up to date traffic reports may result in routes that are not optimally chosen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to instantiate the GPS locator to get updated route </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu
  8. 8. Next Steps in Design Process <ul><ul><li>Test concept on other users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get user feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iterate the prototype design </li></ul></ul>Stanford University, Spring 2010 CS377v - Creating Health Habits habits.stanford.edu

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