Lecture Pod 04 Understanding the Device / User scenario

Lecture Pod 04 Understanding the Device

Part 1: Gestures in IOS, firstly gestures of IOS is discussed as well as the 5 second learn concept listing the first 5 things a customer will do when they get in first contact with they’re Iphone. 1. The screen is touch based, 2. user elements are touch based, 3. The user will need to use fluid gestures to engage the user interface elements, 4. The hardware buttons are secondary to the touch experience.

Common gestures are then looked at such as The Tap in relation to touch based screens, The Drag in relation to scrolling and moving content on a screen, The Flick in relation to the touch and movement of a finger, The swipe which is based on moving from one element to another. The pinch based on two gestures to open and zoom in and zoom out and lastly Random gestures.

Part 2: UI-ios anatomy the UI elements of apples Iphone are section into sectioned four main elements which include Bars, Content views, Controls and Temporary views. The Keyboard, Pickers and Date Pickers, Inputs, The Tab Bar, The Navigation Bar, The Tool Bar and The Action Menu are all broken down and explain how the user gestures and navigation interact with the IOS tools.

User Scenario’s

User scenario #01

Jason is driving to his nearest Westfield store, upon arriving they open their phone up (which is placed on the dashboard) and open the Westfield “my parking” app to look for an available parking spot via the live feed of available spots on the app. Before using the app Jason places the phone on his dashboard to ensure safe use of the parking app while driving.

  • Firstly, he opens the app from his IPhone main page
  • Thus, accesses the My Parking Home page
  • He then presses Login and enters his account details
  • Once logged in he then presses the finding the parking spot link
  • They select what vehicle type they a driving where it be a car, bike or truck.
  • Then enter location dialogue box of which Westfield’s they would like to visit

They load up the available car parking spots displayed and follow the directions listed which include which entrance to take, the parking level and parking spot number.

Just before they arrive Jason quickly stops by a petrol station to fill up his car, after getting back on the road to the destination he realizes that he forgot where he was supposed to park and hurriedly opens the app up again and loads up the available parking spots to find an park in.

Jason finally arrives at the listed parking spot that is available in the parking lot and parks. Once parked the customer notifies the app they have parked, the app will then automatically record the current location of where they are. Jason then goes shopping for a few hours and when done opens the app again to find the original location of where they parked to find their car without getting lost. The driver finds the car gets in and then leaves to go home.

User scenario #02

Michael who is extra cautious before driving to his near Westfield’s store opens up the Westfield my parking app at home before leaving to see whether there are plenty of parking spots leftover.

  • Firstly, he opens the app from his IPhone main page
  • My Parking Home page
  • He then presses Login and enters his account details
  • Once logged in he then presses the finding the parking spot link
  • They select what vehicle type they a driving where it be a car, bike or truck.
  • The enter location dialogue box of which Westfield’s they would like to visit

Loading up the available car parking spots displayed and follow the directions listed which include which entrance to take, the parking level and parking spot number.

Happily, they realize there are many parking spots available on a few of the parking levels and then drive to the Westfield’s store. They end up being stuck in traffic and become frustrated and worried they will not be able to get a parking spot before it is peaking shop time at the Westfield’s store. Just before entering the Westfield’s store they quickly open the app again (the phone is located on a dashboard mount to ensure safety when using the app while driving).

  • They select what vehicle type they a driving where it be a car, bike or truck.
  • Enter location dialogue box of which Westfield’s they would like to visit

To Michaels surprise the page displays that there are only a few spots available left and hurriedly drives throughout the parking lot to find the spot he wanted only for it to be taken up by another driver. Frustratingly he opens the app quickly and is relieved to find another available spot a few meters down, he finds it empty and parks.

Michael notifies the app that he has parked pressing the notify park link which automatically appears on the page when parked and happily closes his phone and leaves to go shopping. When finished shopping, Michael opens the app again to find the original location of where they parked to find their car without getting lost. The driver finds where he parked gets in and then leaves to go home.

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