Talking Buses

aug '13 - aug '14

For my masters project, I implemented a navigation-assistance app for blind and visually impaired iOS users. This involved creating a back-end (based on python and MySQL) to store and serve bus service information, as well as a native iOS app (written in Objective-C) with a heavy focus on providing a solid UX using Apple's VoiceOver technology to clearly communicate real-time information to users who were unable to see the screen of the device. I was fortunate to meet fortnightly with members of the Royal National Institute for the Blind to iterate on prototypes, and run a cooperative evaluation against existing solutions not developed for this group of users to measure the impact of the design.