How to ensure passengers at JFK airport have a good pickup experience?
Timeline: 5 weeks. This project was completed through the summer 2015 MFA IxD Program at SVA working with Uber's Head of Research.
Tools: Omnigraffle, Sketch, Google docs, stickers, pen and paper
Team members: Celine Chen, Allison Heasley, Alberto Chen, and Ning Xu
When your uber car arrives at the airport, how do you know which one is yours without hopping into the wrong car? How many times have you held up your phone to match the photo with the same car approaching you? How to bridge the gap between the Uber app and drivers and passengers to ensure a better pickup experience? The problem we identified that there are issues of distrust in the accuracy of the application, the Uber systems that create a sense of uncertainty in the entire pick up experience between the driver and rider.
SOLUTION FOR INCREASING TRUST:
- Install iBeacons
- UI modification (including terminal maps)
- Preset texts
- Vibration Alerts
Assisting Riders in Visual Recognition of Vehicle
- Display name
- Car number
Managing Expectations and Creating Transparency
- Visibility about wait time
- Prompts and relevant information to rider
The prototype maintained the Uber original UI design and added features from user research to solve drivers' and riders' pain points.
My role was a debriefer. From research and conversations, I found there was a fundamental issue of distrust in the accuracy of the application, the Uber systems, and between the driver and rider – creating a sense of uncertainty about the entire process.
Car arrangements to ensure optimal quality of data capture
To deeply understand the problem, my team and I worked on affinity mapping to review the trend patterns and differences in problems in different contexts.
- Break interview notes into smaller ones in order to make sense
- Combining multiple pieces into something new, e.g.: development themes, implication, opportunities