2022 Galleries

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Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Hongyan Cao - Product Designer
Design Type: Concept, Digital: Motion, Apps, Games, Web, UX, UI, IXO, HCII
Company / Organization / School: Corcoran School of Art and Design
Website: www.hongyancao.com
Team Members: Hongyan Cao

Commonly used navigational apps failed to provide a comprehensive cycling experience for cyclists of all skill levels. As a way to commute or exercise, cycling provides us with both health benefits and zero carbon emissions. However, widely used navigation map apps offer a partial experience for cyclists since it's primarily built and designed for vehicle drivers. Unclimbable slopes, Missing bike lanes, and wrong routes are issues frequently brought up by participants. Subsequently, those mundane and trivial difficulties drive people away from cycling because they are forced to switch between apps and websites to plan and executive their cycling trips. Therefore, as a cyclist myself, through research, I integrate various aspects of cycling to offer a cohesive cycling experience for cyclists of all skill levels, whether they want to try a new trail in the city or explore the wilderness.