Envisioning the future of on-demand urban

air transportation

UBER Air aims to have it's first on-demand air travel demonstration to the public in year 2020. In a multidisciplinary team of 4 of interaction design, graduate transportation system design and graduate industrial design students, we were challenged to envisioned the future of on-demand air travel and design a holistic system of eVTOL, Skyport and Mobile interface to deliver a safe, hassle-free and convenient experience for busy commuters in Dallas, Dubai and Los Angeles.

Atria Azarmi

Graduate Industrial Design

Research/Skyport Design

Catherina Han

Interaction Design

Mobile App Design

Joshua Han

Graduate Industrial Design

eVTOL/Skyport Design

 

Kiran Jesudasan

Graduate Transportation Systems Design

Traffic System Design

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Assuring Passengers with Vehicle Battery Status

Charging

Making the charging status and battery life to passengers while boarding to assure them with vehicle safety

Using Colors to Quickly Locate Seats for Passengers 

Color System

Using one color throughout the trip to ease of locating individual's seats, cars and eVTOLs.

Passenger Safety and Convenience During Ingress and Egress 

Convenience of Boarding

Providing steps, doors as handrails and lighting ground for safe and easy ingress and egress

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Utilizing Interior Space for Various Purposes

Folding Seats

Folding seats to flexibly utilize restricted space and satisfy the needs for different purposes and cases.

Designing for Individual and Group Travels

Seat Layout

Staggered seat layout to increase personal and ergonomic space and to reduce awkward interactions with strangers.

Modular Parts for Product and Service Diversification

Modular Components

Taking advantage of modular systems to reduce maintenance and replacement cost and diversify service offerings.

Infrastructure Reaching Out to Assist Trips

Digital Connectivity

How can infrastructures reach out to passengers to provide the information they need to transfer vehicles?

Modular System to Reduce Cost and Enhance Ease of Scaling

Scalability

Utilizing modular ready-made construction parts to reduce construction period, cost and increase ease of scaling.

Seamless Check-in Process and Fast Traffic Flow

Safety and Convenience

Security check-in one of the most frustrating yet important process of checking in and also a bottleneck to seamless flow of passengers.

Flexible Trip Adjustment and Refinement

Journey Overview

How do we allow users to flexibly adjust the trip details to their needs and embrace wide range of scenarios?

Right Amount of Information at the Right Time

Digestable Content

Providing the right information at the right time is crucial to deliver cohesive and convenient brand experience.

Mobile Entertainment for In-flight Experiences

Infotainment

30 minutes a day, 3 hours a week, 15 hours a week; time piles up and what kind of services can UBER provide for commuter to efficiently utilize their time?

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All Works © Joshua Han 2019