In-Map

HELP YOU USE LIBRARY

TEAM NAME XVIII

  • USER NEED
  • SOLUTION
  • TEAM
  • FUTURE

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USER NEED

From interviews, we found 3 main aspects that are in deep need

LOCATION

Even there is a map in the library, sometimes people find it hard to reach a certain place, especially when they want to find a certain staff or participate in an event in the library.

COMPUTER & PRINTER

Students show needs in checking availablity of computers and printers in the library mainly for their course work.

STUDY AREA

Finding study area in library is sometimes difficulty. It's also hard to inform and give an accurate description of where you are studying to your study partners.

SOLUTION

We Provide a Mobile App which allows users to check location
and availability of the resources in the library

Click here to go to online demo link

(For best results, use Safari on iPhone to access the link and "Add to Home Screen")

Click Here to Experience Our App
Show an example of Shapiro 2nd floor

Zoom function can be only
accessed through mobile phone

Live Protoype Demonstration

Instruction for Prototype

Find out What's on this Floor
Tap on the icons on the bottom to check all available resources in a certain floor including computers, printers, restrooms, reference desk, group study rooms.
You will then be directed to the location of that resource by a droped map pin.

Search for Rooms on the floor
Type in what you want to find into the search bar. You will then be directed to the location of that room by a droped map pin.

Meet-up Finder Tap the bottom-right option button to select Meet-up finder. You will be then directed to a page where you can tell your friends about your location. After submission, your frineds can find you on the list.

Printer Finder and availability check Select printer finder and you will be then directed to a page where you can see all printers in the library as well as detailed information including the type of printer (color/poster/tabloid). After clicking on the printer's name, you will be directed to the location by a dropped pin.

Computer Finder and availability check Select computer finder and you will be then directed to a page where you can see all available computers. After clicking on the computer rooms, you will then be directed to the location by a dropped pin.

Event Finder Select event finder and you will be directed to event page where you can go to the event website. Swipe left or right to view all the available workshop events. The "Pin" button will direct you to the location and the "Internet" button will direct you to the detailed introduction of the event.

Who We Are

We are all 1st year students in school of informaion, University of Michigan

Guanyi Fu

Team Leader
Web Designer

Xiaoyu Ji

UI Designer
UX Researcher

Bingran Guo

Prototyper
Information Architect

Bin Zhao

UX Researcher
Technique Support

Yuan Gao

UX Researcher

Yang Liu

UX Researcher

FUTURE

More functions will be added to improve the app's usability and user experience.

ROOM RESERVATION

Users will be able to check availability and schedule of rooms and submit room reservations.

NOISE LEVEL

A sensor will detect the noise level of the public area and then visualize the information to assist user to find proper places to study.

BOOK LOCATION

The location of certain books will be showed on the map to help users find them.