Problem to Solve
Sussex Estates needs ideas to improve the campus experience and reduce the 109 accessibility barriers for students, staff, and visitors.
The students identified four different areas for intervention:
- A rideshare app uses schedule pairing carpooling and parking space availability indicator to reduce congestion and on campus
- A classroom finder app for navigating the interior of campus buildings
- A redesign of cycle pathways to improve safety and access for both pedestrians and cyclists.
- A redesign of crutches to improve safety and comfort for people with temporary injuries.
The students demonstrated growth and learning how to investigate a problem using user research tools and methods.
The proposed solutions were well-received by the Estates Department. The rideshare and classroom finder apps were put forward for funding opportunities in the university.