Reimagining how people move from home to work and back daily in Lagos.
I suggest reading my previous article below to understand this project as I would be making references to it.
For a while now, transportation in Lagos has been at the top of my mind. I wanted to work on something that could make the process of taking public transit in Lagos simple and efficient through design thinking. I made an attempt once but couldn't complete it at that time due to some reasons.
From the research I conducted previously, the main issues public transit users in Lagos have are related to - Traffic, Little or no transit information, Waiting/queueing for buses, Paying for fares, and High inconvenience.
Based on this, I tried matching these problems to a number of proposed solutions and even went as far as trying to imagine a better bus service that could fit and work well for the city and citizens. I also drafted out a list of features for a transit app and had plans of designing it.
After struggling at different attempts in writing the third and last part, I knew something was wrong. It felt like a case study at best and wasn't very realistic because what I was designing even though was futuristic didn't feel right as it required me making a lot of assumptions that the government would make a significant infrastructural change in the transportation sector in the nearest future but knowing how they operate, I felt I was wasting my time.
This is a very big problem that shouldn't just end in a case study and if I was really going to attempt solving it, then I should try to at least make it realistic even if I don't follow through to building it. The real question became -
What can be done about this NOW?
To answer this question, I knew it was really important for me to de-risk the solution so I decided to go back to the drawing board to properly analyze the current system, available resources, rethink the whole experience and execute with a different approach to achieve a more workable solution. This whole thing eventually morphed into a different idea.
My goal which was to create a better experience for an average Lagos commuter didn't change but upgraded instead.
My high-level goals became :