End-to-end journey provision has become a greater concern of transport systems in recent years. Moses is one way of solving this problem, through providing a way for rail users to go on to use shared taxis.
This project was funded by Innovate UK through the First of a Kind competition for rail.
Moses is an app that brings together people that want to get to a shared destination quickly. Snap Out provided Moses with in-depth understanding of user behaviour and views toward sharing taxis. We conducted usability testing of the Alpha product and provided insights into what the user did and did not enjoy about the design and functionality. We used online tools to assess users, conversions and interactions with the webapp to get an indication of how this was being used, soon after initial deployment.
User research interviewees
The user research uncovered some really interesting travel behaviour to show the way that people currently use shared taxis, particularly from rail stations. We uncovered three variables that had to be in place for passengers to use the Moses product. Once these had been implemented by the development team, we tested the product in a real-life setting and walkthroughs to assess its usability and functionality. The users provided detailed feedback on what they did and did not like and areas for improvement, which really helped give the development team direction for key changes ahead of deployment.
“Moses hadn’t used user research before this project to develop one our in-house projects. I was really surprised and intrigued by the insights that Snap Out had found for us. They really challenged our assumptions and gave us something concrete to work with when iterating the Alpha product, based on evidence. We felt reassured that the iterations of the product are in line with user needs and our future product roadmap is based on evidence rather than assumptions. In the future, we’ll certainly do user research again as we gained so much from it.”