Product design company DCA wants to know why the parking meter isn't more intuitive and flexible to meet user's needs and came up with the ultra-modern PARKd concept.
As a user experience, today's parking meter still leaves much to be desired. Whether they be Pay-and-Display or Pay-upon-Return, parking meters tend to be defined by efficient or robust component layout rather than considering how the user will perceive and interact with them.
DCA saw this as an opportunity to explore how this example of a poor interaction experience could easily be improved by design.
Different people want to pay for their parking in different ways. PARKd is a concept that offers this flexibility. Providing the opportunity for the user to choose the option they feel comfortable with, PARKd creates a relaxed, efficient experience that alleviates the frustrations and anxiety that traditional parking meters can cause.
|Some People Call it Art: Making Perfume Out of Human Excrement|
|Create Your Own Map With 'Map Stack' by Stamen Design|
|Lumen Type: Typeface Created on the Glare of Water Droplets|
|“Body-worn palettes for painters.”|
|Hidden Tokyo: Omotesando Koffee|
|“It knows the very contours of my face.”|
|“Self-driving vans are actually the least novel-seeming part of the unveiling.”|
|“What if we could create our own miniature sun here on earth?”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“This has do be done, Anderson added, within the next five years.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|If Sir David Attenborough Restored Vintage Toys|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|“A decentralized network of 3d gun-printing advocates has mobilized online.” #3DPrinting #GunControl #Decentralized|
|“Cities are booming and at the same time living spaces are shrinking.”|
|“How far fake watches have come.”|