Lucien Liz-Lepiorz

design & develop

MetroNext

As a Washington, DC commuter, WMATA’s arrival predictions for rail and bus were an essential asset. Before I began this project, the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem had been severely lacking any glanceable or intelligently-designed transit apps. Through the use of platform-specific interaction patterns, MetroNext allowed users to rapidly swipe between rail and bus stop arrivals, active service advisories, and favorited stations.

seamless panorama

seamless panorama

Windows Phone 8’s panorama control let each section sit at the top level of hierarchy, in addition to enhancing user context. By placing rail and bus arrivals next to each other, users could compare upcoming trips via either mode.

Start screen with app tile

Start screen with app tile

rail arrivals

rail arrivals

Colors directly corresponded to each rail line: all other elements receded to a secondary level through the use of gray text.

rail station selection

rail station selection

bus arrivals

bus arrivals

In the physical world, bus stops prominently displayed their identification numbers. MetroNext naturally leveraged this ingrained data point, and also reaffirmed the user’s selection by displaying the location’s name.

bus stop entry

bus stop entry

When MetroNext was accepted into the app store, I couldn’t believe it. In three months, I had gone from having zero understanding of software development to integrating with an API. It’s a constant reminder of what dedication can do.

Final accountabilities included user experience direction, technical architecture, Windows Phone 8 development, API integration, and user acceptance testing.