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Turnapp 55

TurnApp55 is a mobile application aimed to let commuters co-create playlists and discover new music. The intention of the application is to invoke human-to-human interaction by breaking the mobile bubble. The application achieves this by hiding all information about the music the users are listening to. In order to get information about a song, the user will instead be directed to the contributor of that track. Thus, giving the users an excuse to talk to one another.

Client

Chalmers University

Project role

UX Design / UI Design

Date

December, 2015

Background

The task was to explore how applications can make people interact directly in co-located space instead of enclosing themselves with their own digital device. Further, it was stipulated to develop a concept which could generate random interactions and connections on the bus 55 between the two Chalmers campuses where commuters in similar work and interest fields often are co-located.

Process

The team started by conducting case studies that revealed that commuters traveling alone where prone to listen to music while simultaneously using other applications. Further data studies supported our case study since it stated that commuters usually occupy their time by multimedia and social media applications.

A requirements list was developed from the findings which functioned as the foundation for the topics in the ideation phase. Prototypes were built and tested on users from the target group which consisted of students and lecturers from Chalmers University.

By conducting observations and interviews we could further refine the product and specify additional needs. Literature studies on gamification, design patterns, and guidelines for android development supported the development of additional features for creating a better overall experience. This led to a refined and shortened workflow to support the short time users were willing to put into the application.