Professor Scott Klemmer, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science / Computer Science, UC San Diego
Our application, Takeout, is a system that facilitates the process of finding and ordering specific food items from restaurants. It allows you to choose depending on the rating of a particular dish as opposed to the entirety of the restaurant whose dishes may vary in quality. Takeout allows you to find these options not just in your current location, but enroute. Because have you every been driving somewhere and searched for food, only to be frustrated that the results force you to backtrack? Our app, Takeout, allows you to search for food based on your route to a specific destination.
Need-finding from diary studies, establishing a point-of-view, inspiration boards, storyboarding, and fieldwork with people all played a role in generating our initial design ideas. We learned techniques for rapidly prototyping and evaluating multiple interface alternatives — and why rapid prototyping and comparative evaluation are essential to excellent interaction design. We made paper prototypes and low-fidelity mock-ups that are interactive and learned how to use these designs to get feedback from clients, and users via heuristic evaluations. We expanded our data collection by performing and analyzing controlled experiments online using A/B testing.
To play around with 'Takeout' please visit http://takeout.eu5.org/ and search for "burrito" (*note app works best when viewed on android or IOS mobile device)