Alex: Activity scenario

Wrong direction scenario

Most of the classes of Alex were in the room А317 and she could still remember the way there. But today she has an event in the room S244 and she want to attend that event. She is worried, because she didn’t know the way of that particular class.

Alex starts to use the iBeacon based mobile app for finding the way. And she learned that this destination can be reached in several ways. When she chose the first route, she heard a warning and slight vibration that she passed through the wrong corridor where the passage is leading to another department/building area (wrong way). By following the instructions of application she finally reached at desired destination.

So, the device saved her from moving to the wrong direction, she found that, this feature is more interesting and usable.

Questions:

  1. What type of controls you want to see in this application?
  2. Do you want to add something in this scenario or new idea?
  3. Would you recommend this app to others?
  4. Would you help us in future for further studies and enhancement in this application?
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3 thoughts on “Alex: Activity scenario

  1. This scenario adds feedback via vibration. Have you checked how other apps for visually impaired people use vibrations?

    Somewhat related thing that comes into my mind is Maps app on Apple Watch. It uses different type of tapping feedback for left and right turns. Citation from one of the articles at 9to5mac.com: “To go to the destination, press on Start. You will then start to get directions. 12 quick taps in a row means you are going to take a right turn, and for left turns there will be a total of 6 taps in groups of two.”

    Maybe vibrating feedback for turn directions could be implemented in a useful way?

    Question 4 is not about the scenario. It is a general question that is typically asked at the end of the design session.

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  2. Most of the classes of Alex were in the room А317 and she could still remember the way there. But today she has an event in the room S244 and she want to attend that event. She is worried, because she didn’t know the way of that particular class.

    Alex starts to use the iBeacon based mobile app for finding the way. And she learned that this destination can be reached in several ways. She started walking on suggested shortest path but she takes the wrong turn unintentionally, on behalf of this action, application generates warning message and she hears through earphones that she passed through the wrong corridor where the passage is leading to another department/building area (wrong way).

    She move herself to right path and by following the instructions of application she finally reached at desired destination.

    So, the device saved her from moving to the wrong direction, she found that, this feature is more interesting and usable.

    Here the concept of what type of tapping and swipes for moving up/down, back, forward and selection:

    Video from Blindsquare:

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