Stanford.Where. Campus Navigation System. What is it?
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Campus Navigation System
What is it?
At Stanford University, the sprawling campus requires students and visitors to travel sizable distances to reach different locations. As a result, both occasional visitors and longtime students may find themselves wanting to know where they are, where they’re going, and how to get around. Two main sources of aid are campus information signs and Stanford’s free shuttle, the Marguerite. Despite the many locations served by the Marguerite on campus, and the signs helping guide travelers to their destination, often users have difficulty navigating the campus because of insufficient information at their current location.
Stanford.Where is a comprehensive campus navigation system that provides information about various campus destinations and routes for getting to these locations. Based on existing technologies available online (searchable campus map, live Marguerite schedule) the system will be implemented on touch-screen kiosks at bus stops and other high-traffic campus locations.
Walk-up Campus Map
Current Bus Stop
Bus icons represent real-time bus location
Easy-to-use browsing interface
Help screen for inexperienced users
“How Do I Get There From Here”
The iterative design process we used in developing this system required interviews, testing, and significant time and patience. It required us to rethink our design at several stages. Below is an outline of the process with the significant changes made in each iteration.
CS 147 Final Project Autumn 2005
Karin Chapin ■ Evan Kutter ■ Kimber Lockhart