POWERED BY SIDEWALK LABS
We were tasked with identifying a problem, and then select a company that would be suitable for developing a product to mitigate that problem. It involved both research into the problem, as well as research into the company and why they would want to implement the specific product.
Team: Chris Swantz, Bianca Bennett, Kim Sola
Duration: 2 weeks
“Cities are about people — whenever we improve the human experience, we improve the city”
- Sidewalk Labs
People with physical disabilities are unaware of how to reach their destinations via public transportation. Current maps do not provide filters or options to accommodate users that require platforms, ramps, or elevators. This not only creates a physical disconnect between disabled users and the urban fabric of New York City, but also alienates a specific demographic from utilizing a municipal service.