The ÖBB ticketshop is Austria's largest booking portal. We have designed a new version, a relaunch, in order to make bookings even faster, the payment process simpler and to extend the product range.
The challenge for ÖBB: The extended offer should not to make booking any more complicated. To us this meant: How could booking become even simpler and quicker?
ÖBB wanted to massively extend the product range of their ticketshop, integrating transport associations from seven different federal states.
This app is able to learn: It remembers where its users have travelled, which tickets they usually buy and which reductions they are entitled to. Not only for the users themselves, but also for their fellow-travellers!
This app is able to think: Thanks to geolocation this app knows its users geographical position and offers suitable routes and stops for the journey. Less typing, faster bookings and easier travelling.
For example Sandra. She is one of the fictional "personas" whom we had in mind when creating the app for ÖBB. A representative user, whose needs became our concern.
Our lives are mobile. Taking Sandra as an example, we show what applies to most of us: She generally uses the same routes, which aren't too many. Quick access to her favourite ones makes the purchase of a ticket a lot simpler.
An intelligent app for smart users. It is a central idea of our design concept: Immediately after opening the app, the tickets most likely needed are offered to the user on the startscreen.
Underlying the intelligent app design we have developed an algorithm which feeds from geolocation and purchasing history data. Thus the user is provided with tailored ticket offers. A state-of-the-art service for ÖBB customers: The app that adapts to the user.
In the course of the design process we supplied ÖBB with an interactive hi-fi prototype of the app: It proved the operability of the algorithm and allowed for usability tests directly on the smartphone. And it convinced the decision-makers.
Travelling with public transport becomes easier. Powered by a design that focuses on User Experience.
Users of the ticketshop benefit as follows:
ÖBB Personenverkehr AG
UX & Concept Lead
Keqiao Xu • Thomas Pfaller • Mike Fuisz
Jan Amann • Paul Sommersguter • Christina Kerschner • Birgit Taucher
UX Concept & Design
Jan Amann • Paul Sommersguter • Günther Feldbaumer • Valeria Forlani • Gergö Balla • Barbora Maresova • Alexandra Pexider • Armin Wagner • Thomas Berger • Phil Samhaber • Verena Mitterrutzner • Sebastian Schöndorfer • Wieland Kloimstein
UX Development & Prototyping
Roswitha Wallner • Jan Amann
Wording & Editing
Clemens Stachel • Doris Granegger
ÖBB Personenverkehr AG