HEAD OF PRODUCT DESIGN AND USER EXPERIENCE AT MAPZEN

PREVIOUSLY SENIOR UX DESIGNER AT PATCH.

Transitland Data Playground

Transitland Data Playground

Overview

Transitland Playground allows users to browse and query all the operators, stops, and routes in the data. We wanted to abstract away the queries and technical parts of using a transit feeds database to make it accessible to people from all background and levels of expertise.

The playground has been featured in many transit publications and blogs:

 

Target users

 

Data flow

 

JSON responses vs a friendly interface

 The interface made queries more visual.

The interface made queries more visual.

We used a “Madlibs” pattern for constructing a request.  It was a pattern most people were familiar with and it was easy to understand for everyone irrespective of knowledge of programming.

 

Visual Design

Process

Final

 

Demo

 

Talk at State of the Map 2015 in Seattle (with Meghan Hade - lead engineer)

Role - User research, Story mapping, Wireframing, Prototyping, Usability testing, Visual design, Front end development

 
Patch.com

Patch.com

Patch app

Patch app