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Translating Cab sharing to Information system
Technical report on design intervention

Aditi Padhi, Apurva Gupta, Mehul Agrawal, Manoj Majhi
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati, India

Abstract—The following paper outlines a web-based application/platform to facilitate efficient and effective cabsharing. The application serves as a platform for seeking or creating cab-shares. It, like any other social networking website, enables you to create your profile and lets you create a share if you have already booked a cab or lets you join others who are seeking passengers. This paper talks in detail about the methodology followed to achieve the installation of such an application. We started off with user research, followed by defining user requirements and the information architecture and through repetitive feedback from stakeholders and potential users, ended up with the final UI designs of the application. The application acts as an interface to connect two people in search of the people to share the cab and thus fare. Keywords—Cab Sharing; User Centered Design; Information System;

fro to the airport/railway station. Located at the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, commuters have to travel a distance of about 20km to go to the other side of the city, thus paying heavily. Also, since many travel by the same route, there is cumulative wastage of resources, both natural and monetary. Thus, a research was done to evaluate the solution which could be implemented. Qualitative research was done to understand the behavior, expectations and motivations of users. Existing applications were studied for their information architecture, design elements and usability. After the research, we worked towards defining the solution asking the questions of:     What would the application be about? Who would use the application? How will the user use it? Why will the user use it?

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