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Final design 03


03 Final design


Our final design incorporates two use case scenarios focused around 3 typical visitors to Schenley Plaza: university students: Allison, Shweta, and Miranda.

Scenario 1: First time encounter. Seeing it for the first time.

Allison has been working in the park and is ready to go home as she is tired of working and has no other plans. She comes across the system for the first time.

The system shows an arrow with events, time, directions. It is color coded (e.g. red=bar/restaurant events, green=sports, blue=music, etc.) Sensors in the surrounding sidewalk can detect walking speed and tell when people are stopping to look at where to? It will then display more information and orient this to the viewer's position as appropriate.

As she continues to stand there, more details and directions are displayed. More events will slowly also start to orient themselves to her view. She can choose to get directions or simply indicate her interest for a specific event by tapping the relevant footprints.


Allison is excited about the event and starts walking in the direction of the event.


Scenario 2: Repeat users

Shweta and Miranda are relaxing in the park, after finishing up a class project. They have used where to? so they already know what it can do and what they're looking for. They seek out a red event because they feel like going out for a drink. They easily can identify that a happy hour is going on at the time and head off to enjoy the evening.




Human-Computer Interaction Institute . Carnegie Mellon University