reveal

Tl;dr: Designed reveal, a parking system designed to make the abundance of parking information more manageable for drivers and residents.
Dates: October 2017 - November 2017
Team: Scott Dombkowski
Work Type: academic

Reveal is a parking system designed to make the abundance of parking information more manageable for drivers and residents. The system also explores how parking can be better integrated into densely populated residential neighborhoods.

reveal Concept Video

Shadyside

Reveal is designed to address parking in Shadyside, a neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh, PA. Shadyside has 17,124 residents and is Pittsburgh's most densely populated neighborhood with 14,556 people per square mile. On average, residents have 1.5 cars per house/condo and 1 car per apartment.

Shadyside Parking Influencers

There are a number of influencers when it comes to parking in Shadyside. These include:

  • Stakeholders: residents, business owners, commuters, visitors, and persons with disabilities
  • Incidents: street closures, construction, and events (art fairs, parades, etc...)
  • Parking Options: parking garages, parking lots, and private car services
  • Infrastructures: street lamps, traffic signals, fire hydrants, road width and density, and the direction of traffic
Design Criteria

We developed the following design criteria for reveal.

reveal Design Criteria

Current User Flows

We developed a number of different flows to visually represent parking in Pittsburgh today.

This flow depicts how a user would find a parking spot with the help of an app.

This flow depicts how a user interacts with a parking meter.

This flow depicts how a user would start a parking session using Go Mobile PGH mobile application.

This flow depicts how a user would find metered parking zones using a Map feature in Go Mobile PGH application.

Proposed User Flows with reveal

We also developed a number of flows to visually represent parking in Pittsburgh with reveal.

This flow depicts how a user would find a parking spot without the help of an app.

This flow depicts how a user would interact with a parking kiosk.

This flow depicts how a user finds available parking spots prior to their departure using the proposed Go Mobile PGH application and parks in the selected parking zone.

This flow depicts how a user wanders around, tries to find parking space while driving, and starts a parking session with the proposed Go Mobile PGH application.

Proposed Decision Tree with reveal

This decision tree depicts the high level decisions a user confronts when parking with reveal.

reveal Decision Tree