The Southern California Association of Governments tasked me with creating conceptual designs for an app for counting pedestrians and cyclists. They sought to replace clickers and clipboards with a smartphones and simplify the process of entering data. The project had a short 4-week turnaround.
The client needed two separate, related designs: 1/ a desktop-based UI for administrators and users (volunteers) to manage counting assignments, and 2/ a mobile app that the volunteers would use to track pedestrians and cyclists.
Admin | Managing Count Locations
Admin | Managing Count Assignments
Volunteer | Review My Assignments, Manage My Connections
The desktop web app for managing the count database is accompanied by a counter web app optimized for mobile. Shown here: Count session overview, selecting a location, and inputting details about the location
Counting Pedestrians and Cyclists
This is the main functionality of the app. In the count screen (Left), the top and bottom rows indicate city sidewalks while the middle row indicates a street. The volunteer can simply tap one of 8 pedestrian/cyclist icons in the center column to add to the total.
Time permitting, the volunteer would instead tap one of the 8 ellipses in the left or right columns. This brings up an 'Additional Details' dialog (Right) that allows the volunteer to enter more specific information about the person passing by.
At the end of the session, the volunteer is shown a summary screen and given a chance to go back and edit details about that particular location. The session data is then beamed up to ATDB for further analysis.