Transporter, a new kind of public transit app for San Francisco (UC Berkeley Master's Thesis)

28 May 2010 - 7:32pm
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ljuba
2009

Hello,

I just finished my master's thesis at the UC Berkeley's School of Information: A thoughtfully designed public transit app crafted to meet the needs of SF Area riders. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transporter-real-time-public/id373726282?mt=8

Some of you may remember the redesign of the BART ticket kiosks I did last year. (www.bartkiosk.com) Seems like I can't get away from public transit just yet, but this time I wanted to make something beyond a proof of concept, something people could actually use and benefit from. So far the reaction has been very positive. Transporter won the iSchool's award for best user-centered design project.

There are very few whiz-bang features in Transporter. Instead, each screen and indeed the entire app has been meticulously designed to make is as easy to get real-time transit information as I can. Take a look at this quick demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTiTIGroIx0&hd=1

There are still plenty of ideas and features I want to implement, but for now I've love some feedback on version 1 from the design community. Finally, if you'd like to learn more about the design process, read the project report: http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/files/student_projects/Transporter_Thesis_1.pdf

Thank you all,

Ljuba

 

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29 May 2010 - 12:05pm
Shara Karasic
2008

Hi Ljuba,
I just added your app to Appolicious so our users can download, rate and review:
lhttp://www.appolicious.com/tech/apps/236768-transporter-real-time-public-transit-designed-for-san-francisco-transporter
Simple and elegant - I'm in LA now but will test it out more when I'm in SF!
Best,Shara
P.S. We are constantly evolving Appolicious and would love any feedback you have!
Shara KarasicDirector, Social Strategy, Appoliciousshara@appolicious.comwww.appolicious.com Twitter: appolicious, androidappsCreate your own curated app list: http://www.appolicious.com/curated-apps/featured

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Ljuba Miljkovic <ljuba.miljkovic@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

I just finished my master's thesis at the UC Berkeley's School of Information: A thoughtfully designed public transit app crafted to meet the needs of SF Area riders. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transporter-real-time-public/id373726282?mt=8

Some of you may remember the redesign of the BART ticket kiosks I did last year. (www.bartkiosk.com) Seems like I can't get away from public transit just yet, but this time I wanted to make something beyond a proof of concept, something people could actually use and benefit from. So far the reaction has been very positive. Transporter won the iSchool's award for best user-centered design project.

There are very few whiz-bang features in Transporter. Instead, each screen and indeed the entire app has been meticulously designed to make is as easy to get real-time transit information as I can. Take a look at this quick demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTiTIGroIx0&hd=1

There are still plenty of ideas and features I want to implement, but for now I've love some feedback on version 1 from the design community. 

Thank you all,

Ljuba

 

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