What does the future of cycling look like? Everyday more people take to the road. Some of it is because it’s good for us. It’s also fashionable. And cities are looking to unclog their streets. VanMoof knows all of this. But others still need to be convinced.
At Handmade, a very small team of UX designers came together to pitch some ideas to our local friends at VanMoof Bicycles. VanMoof is on the cutting edge of cycling tech and style trends. Our work focused on themes of safety, security, style and convenience. After just a couple weeks of ideation, we invited the VanMoof team over to the Handmade office to start a conversation of how we could help.
Connected Bike Concepts
Principal Product Designer
Concept Design, UX, Art Direction
SEE MORE WITH LESS DISTRACTION. SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT UI TO GET YOU THERE.
Big LED lights on each side of the handlebar show direction. Three small LEDs in the middle show you distance before your turn.
A BIKE ALERT TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Adaptive signaling which lets unsafe driver’s know you are there.
Programmable gloves to keep your hands where they should be.
Double tap a finger to your thumb to trigger customized behaviors. Each behavior can be set through the phone app.
NEED A SCREEN FOR COMPLEX INFO?
WELL, LET'S MAKE THAT SIMPLE TOO.
Cycling with your phone in hand not good. And since you’re still doing it, we made a removable “bell” with screen which shows your valuable information.
AN APP THAT KEEPS YOUR BIKE AT IT’S BEST
Leave your bike where it is for a bike doctor to come to it. Come back later to a fixed bike.
Handlebar Display — With just a few LEDs, show valuable information like risky intersections or turn-by-turn navigation.
Adaptive Signaling — Your bike detects bad driving and reacts with defensive lighting.
Brains in a Bell — Detachable smart assistant displays weather reports, location-based reminders, fitness goals, and more.
Bike Doctor — Bike trouble on your commute in the city? Leave your bike and have a mechanic come fix it.
Biking Gloves — With simple gestures these gloves can perform programmable actions.
After coming up with the ideas, we invited the VanMoof team to our offices to start a conversation.