Sometimes, when the going gets tough, all we want to do is take a spin in a car and blow off some steam - or to 兜风 (dou feng) in Chinese. This proves to be somewhat of a challenge if one doesn't own a car, and hiring a ride-hailing service to drop you off at the same spot may raise eyebrows from drivers.
As a UX Designer working in Grab, a ride-hailing car platform, I toyed with the idea of having a ride-hailing service, but only for the purpose to 兜风.
This is merely a fun side-project of mine, and may grow into something a little more should I feel like it in the future.
Our target user is one who is facing emotional distress and wants some space alone. However, in the bustling city of Singapore, it is sometimes difficult to find such a space. While many look to taking a spin in their cars in such situations, not all own a car. Enter Doufeng.
To begin, input how long one would like to take a spin for - one can decide how much time one needs alone.
The app will then calculate a route based on the desired time. The user can opt to reroute, or accept the route offered. Upon which, a driver will be allocated to them, and will pick them up for a spin.
For one stressed enough to want to take time off and reflect, the less hassle the better.