A usual problem in big cities is to find where to park and how much to pay for it. In NYC that is no different, we can use map apps, but that doesn’t make sure of: quality and availability, that’s why I have found a way to solve this problem in this study case. When user needs to search a private parking, example: In NYC it is not very common to search a good place to park. It needs to be easy and quick if you’re late to a business meeting.
Research: I’ve interviewed some people that use cars and motorcycles regularly for work and leisure. Based on that research, I choose to focus on people that use their car for working.
Defining the Problem
People in big cities have problems to find the better places to park. The map apps that those people use to find location is not offering an efficient map service or reservation options. Many times people are surprised with different prices of parking lots based on time of day.
Most private parking lots don’t accept credit cards or mobile payments. We wanted to help these scenarios and build off of these experiences.
Designing A Solution Points
Agility to find a parking lot with vacancy;
Scheduling a better route to the parking spot desired;
More time and less missed appointments.
1. The main reason to use an app like this is to find the best parking spot option near to the place you’re going.
2. In a big city it is important to know if there are vacancies in any parking space, but is impossible to call to an individual parking lot.
3. The app allows the user to make a temporary reserve, with the enough time to be at the parking spot. If the user gets there before the end of the deadline of the schedule, he can earn discounts of time or equivalent value.
Everyday, thousands of people waste time on traffic and search places to park, This study is a way to help people to have a little more time to complete their daily goals in the most efficient way.
Here is a flow I came up with , I plan to build on it more :
High Resolution Rapid Prototyping of front page:
Adding the options of date entry on the front page search option adds one less thing to do on the geolocation page.
Still in the stages of working out placement and most important items
Our first try at a design system:
Starting to define a color scheme most of these other sites are using a blue background with a video. This would not be the final result of the background image it was more of an idea on how to use the top level search features to search for your parking spot…
I feel in love with this color scheme :
All In Parking Header with Filter :
Geolocations Page View Sketch
I wanted to use filters and give the user access to them at anytime. Also to introduce a sidebar based on card selection.
The Price Slide Ranger
Users should be able to use this price ranger with ease. The solution would be to allow all prices from low to high
Ratings Bar selection with star selection
Adding top level geo location
Version 1 : Spacing was a little overwhelming and wanted to try another palette for the stars
Left hand side selection box
Finding a good LOGO for the parking icon
While researching many different icons for parking , we came up with a strong parking logo
Detail Selection on Slide Out with Geo Location
This mockup is showing the right side shelf come out to show details based on the selection of cards. This information will change once selecting another card