One day while I was using public transport, I noticed a visually impaired woman struggling throughout her journey. She was struggling with something most of us take for granted, and it encouraged me to do something about it.
2018 / 2019
I started exploring the problems that people with disabilities face within the public transportation system.
Using my skills as a UX/UI designer, my goal was to find a solution to help people with disabilities use the public transportation system in New Zealand with ease. Helping them to get the right bus from the bus stop safely.
“Pick” is a prototype tag system which helps people with disabilities make the most of public transport.
According to Statistics NZ, 35% of people with disabilities are over the age of 65 and may not have access to a smartphone. Therefore, this prototype uses a tag system, rather than a mobile app.
The system allows for communication between the passenger and the bus driver by using near field communication (NFC).This NFC system ensures that the passenger gets safely onto the correct bus.