How can we improve the convenience and security of cycling to our university? As a cyclist, I noticed that the current university bike parking setup is extremely inefficient, forcing cyclists to choose between the security of the covered parking and the convenience of the street. My team agreed with me, so together we endeavored to create a 'smart city' design to address this need.
As a team we worked closely to generate and choose ideas for the design. I performed observations and interviews, designed the existing user journeys, led the construction of the physical prototype, designed the final application, and created the app prototype.
BikeBerg, our final design, enables cyclists to secure and collect their bikes with one quick authentication action instead of three! It's a design concept for an underground bike parking solution as well as an accompanying app. We hope that the university considers our design for implementation in the future.
Julie Hobson (me)