The situation in Oslo was no different. In its quest to ensure safer roads for its youngest beneficiaries, the city’s Department of Environmental Affairs and Transportation, together with the The Institute of Transport Economics, sought to gain actionable insights into their navigation experience. This would help the Department better manage the traffic network or invest in purpose-built infrastructure such as sidewalks. It was, however, challenged to gain reliable input from a meaningfully large percentage of school-going children.
City of Oslo entrusted Capgemini with the design and development of this unique application, aimed at improving road safety of its young pedestrians. Mobile Solutions is a global service line within Capgemini, comprising over 4,000 experts across the world, helping hundreds of clients in a wide range of areas – from solution design to testing. Capgemini Mobile Solutions draws from its Design & Experience talent network and the Group’s Mobile Factory, which works with organizations to accelerate the delivery of mobile apps, websites, and Internet-of-Things solutions. The Design & Experience approach reduces time from innovation to delivery by addressing both rapid prototyping and critical solution design. It puts user experience and user interface requirements at the heart of the development process, ensuring consistency in design, functionality, integration, and security.
Leveraging its Rapid Prototyping Methodology, Capgemini was able to deliver an iOS prototype of the application within two weeks. The application not only exceeded the Department’s expectation, it was also welcomed by its target audience. Grade-3 students were able to seamlessly navigate through its interface without any assistance, validating Capgemini’s focus on functional simplicity in user-experience.
To get a bigger picture, more than 43,000 primary school students will soon use the app to provide information on dangerous road intersections and other traffic problems.
How Capgemini and City of Oslo Worked together
"Capgemini’s collaborative approach and Rapid Prototyping Methodology enabled delivery of an iOS prototype within just two weeks. The functional simplicity of the app’s interface was validated by the ability of Grade-3 students to use it effectively”