Engage Pittsburgh Mobile
A mobile app that connects the City of Pittsburgh Planning Department to the public to improve community participation.
To create a mobile app that improves the usability of the current information on the City of Pittsburgh Planning Department's website.
- Secondary Research
- Stakeholder Map
- Voice & Tone Analysis
- Current State Analysis
- Parallel Prototyping
Junior Spring - 2021
My Role on the team:
- Secondary info researcher
- Stakeholder map generation
- Prototype map & list view frame
- Animating the prototype interaction
- Given critique on UI/UX design
Domain Research I did
Group Research Analysis
UI/UX & product designer
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Stakeholder Mapping [I partially worked on]
Location-based Project Display [I worked on]
One of our key features is the map view that uses a mobile phone’s native GPS function to allow the user to easily identify projects based on where they are located.
Voice & Tone [I partially worked on]
Digestible Design Information
Making the information easy to access is an important goal of our design. In the “Design Overview” page, information is sorted into different parts to show the basic description, location, timeline, feedback other people have given, and city staff who are responsible for the project.
We know that we cannot include all information in this app, so to keep the page neat and clean, we decided to put an external link which will lead users to the project’s website.
Additionally, based on feedback we received during in-class critique sessions, we added a “latest news” section to provide more updates and information about the project to residents.
Direct Comment Channel
Providing a direct comment channel for users was another essential feature of our app to improve community participation.