Benefiting the environment through carpooling
January, 2 weeks
(Updated Mar 2019)
College students rideshare back to their hometowns to visit their family on a weekly basis. However, the current experience of finding a ride on the Facebook rideshare page can be tedious and frustrating. Student’s have to either input a date, their hometown, or several locations to find a ride that best suit their needs.
How might we improve the usability of the current
rideshare system for students?
Introducing UC Rideshare, an app that facilitates a convenient and reliable experience for students. This app provides a messaging and reminder feature to keep track on the rideshares they are a part of. The users of this app are limited to UC students, making this app more safe to use.
CURRENT USER FLOW
This user flow was created to understand how students search for a ride on the Facebook rideshare page.
From the current user flow and user interviews, I created a persona to identify any pain points.
Based on the current user flow and persona I created a low-fi prototype.
Here is the final interactive prototype of UC RIDESHARE and the features it provides.
I enjoyed the process of this project because it is relevant to students at my school. Through this project, I was able to further understand the pain points that students have when searching for a rideshare. I also learn that each aspect of the app has to be useful and relevant to the goal of finding a ride.