Drone delivery is almost upon us, and in anticipation of this, we have envisioned the experience. Stork takes into consideration noise distribution, drone charging stations, city-building navigation, and maximum access.
Stork is an urban drone delivery app that aims to create quick and easy delivery experiences for online shoppers. Stork is integrated with delivery companies such as UPS and USPS to ensure wide accessibility.
In order to create a system for quick delivery, charging stations are placed throughout the city of San Francisco. Each drone charging station adds value to the public space with features such as free Wi-Fi hotspot and public binoculars that show the aerial perspective of drones flying in the sky.
This project was done in Alex Baumgardt's Experience Design in Spring 2019. My partners were Jay Wang, Alvin Kim, Elijah Haines, and Yagya Gulati. I organized tasks and scheduled our work and designed most of the app.
As part of our final deliverable, we created a product video that aimed to introduce Stork and drone delivery to the world in a way that creates excitement and reduces any worries about drone delivery. We created a 3D model as well to further illustrate what the charging stations would be like.
Feel free to try out the app to see what it would be like to set up a drone delivery location! Get ready for packages to land your backyard!
We hired Valeriya Velyka, an architecture student, to model our charging station in order for it to appear in our product video.
As you can see, there are spheres on the side of the wall in the middle picture below. These are 'windows' project the views that some drones above are capturing - live.
We created a model in order to help demonstrate what the charging station would look like.
Here you can view our final blueprints for the charging station. We used these in order to build a scaled model.
We wanted to know what is technologically possible now so we could work within realistic ideas of drones' technological capabilities in the near future.
We talked with people to find out how drone delivery could work best for them. The interviews yielded ideas of quick rescheduling, drone-user sharing location information, delivery location setups, all while keeping everything simple.
Our group worked together to come up with our Brand's positioning and values. We created this in order to ensure we were all working towards the same goals.
Our initial ideas for what the charging stations might look like were based off of the technological capabilities of today. We decided we wanted these public areas to include wifi hotspots, VR binoculars, solar panels, and good aesthetics.
We created a wireframe for testing purposes before we committed to a UI style.
We talked with a few people and went through the app with them to receive some feedback for the next iteration. We talked with other IxD students so we received UI feedback as well.
We mapped out the expected experience of using Stork.
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