AMEE – Smart Parking System

Role  Interaction Designer
1/4 of a group student project for an Interaction Design Studio course

My Contributions Conceptualizing to design, user research and interviews, prototyping, usability testing, interaction design, visual/logo design, copywriting, product research, final presentation organization

Tools Photoshop, Figma, Google Slides, Illustrator

Problem Parking in Los Angeles is not an easy task. What can residents in areas like Miracle Mile do when their apartment doesn’t come with parking and they live in one of the worst parts of LA to find parking?

Solution A smart parking system for vehicles which integrates the IoT of mobile devices, in-vehicle systems, hardware sensors, and existing parking infrastructure to solve the parking issue in Miracle Mile.


Process

Research Our process began with musings around LA’s Miracle Mile. We researched the history and demographics of the area, interviewed residents, employees, visitors and city workers while exploring the area.

Major Insights

  1. A huge influx of visitors, workers, and tourists during the day flood residential streets. “People stay all day, ignoring the restrictions.” -Interviewee 1
  2. The area is packed with 15,000 residents per square mile; among the highest densities for Los Angeles.
    “Congestion is high even by LA standards” -Interviewee 3
  3. Local business parking infrastructure is often closed outside business hours. “We have parking spots, but no-one is there at night!” -Interviewee 2
  4.  “The parking situation in our neighborhood creates stress for my family and friction between our neighbors.” -Interviewee 1

So if residents don’t have enough parking and businesses don’t use their parking infrastructure outside business hours. How might we bring these two together?

Initial Research Presentation


Final Presentation

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Final Presentation of AMEE smart parking system

Project Process Blog