ux consultant | service designer
Ideas to power the wearable revolution!
HERE Maps and Garmin are teaming together to enhance their experiences to host a wearathon.
HERE Maps, as it is a mobile app, provides everyday guidance with accurate maps that are always available. Garmin, as smart watch provider, offers dynamism and hand-free overview.
We designed a service which collects the best of each product while providing a pleasant and valuable experience. The team was made up by Stefan Tarana and Mei Dong (developers) and myself as interaction designer. This small project was done during in 3 days in July 2015.
I researched the main use cases where wearable technology becomes relevant and the different ways we could boost the existing capabilities of HERE maps.
We selected use cases where wrist-navigation would be very powerful: Hands-free to focus on more important things than a phone (children, packages,… ) for the “on the go” scenario.
We prepared a fully functional smartwatch app to display navigation related content of the route from the phone and basic features on the watch.
3 days project to develop basic functionalities, test our approach and make it alive in a real device. I prepared sketches, user journeys and the visual assets.
Street guidance to navigate to next destination
Next stop details
Train line details direction and departure time
Name of the station and arrival time
The vibration helps not to miss a transfer
Our team managed to build the Minimum Viable Product in the final device within the 3 days of the wearathon time.
Allowing a compelling experience
Load the route on the watch to enjoy hands-free activities
Save phone battery
Using only the wrist GPS
Award winning idea
My team won the silver prize