Picture yourself at the airport. You’ve just returned from a long, arduous flight and you are exhausted. The last thing you want is to get in your car and make the lengthy drive home.
So you open a ride sharing app, hail a car, and moments later you are on your way home. And the car is driving itself while you nap in the back seat.
Strangely enough, if you live in the metro-Phoenix area, you can do that. All with the help of autonomous ride service, Waymo.
Lauren Schwendimann is the interaction design lead for Waymo. Her and her team are responsible for designing all consumer touch points for the company. Both the app and the rider experience.
If you thought designing a website was tough, imagine designing a driverless car experience. How do you quell that innate fear and skepticism of a robot driving you around?
In this episode, we talk about human-centered design, the inherent challenges of new technology, and what skills you need to be a great UX designer.
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