‘Quick Charge’ Optimization Design and Service Practice for Campus Charging Piles
Authors: Tingyu Yang, Qian Ji, Yekai Wei, Chanchan Yao
Abstract: Recently, with the expansion of campuses in China, school buses separately cannot meet the needs of students for daily travel. Electrical vehicles have been favored by students contributing to their environmental, convenient, and economical characteristics in their daily life, consequently, related problems emerged. It is considered that the charging of electric vehicles is inconvenient, unsafe, unclear payment details, mainly because of limited sites, lack of maintenance, and site occupancy. In addition, there are certain limitations and backwardness in the payment method of existing charging piles. Students cannot query and manage the charging status of their vehicles in real time. Therefore, it is significant for us to construct and improve electric vehicle charging facilities for better campus environment.Purpose: From the perspective of service design, a solution for the existing problems in the electric vehicles charging piles on campus in China is proposed to facilitate the daily life of teachers and students on campus.Method: Taking the campus of Huazhong University of Science and Technology as an example, the statistics of existing charging piles are collected to enrich our understanding of the pile distribution on the campus, deeper information are excavated via stakeholder interviews in the statistics. After the interview, questionnaires are designed and relevant user role cards are established. Service design related analysis methods: visual analysis by establishing user journey maps, service blueprints, sand table models, role playing, etc. The contact points are discovered to construct the service system design.Conclusion: We demonstrated the ‘instant flash charge’ service scheme, plan the service blueprint, and design the relevant service vouchers. Users can instantly receive convenient charging services through the APP. Operators can also detect the usage status on the back-end computing modules, check and repair the broken charging piles in time, and finally provide users with a complete and smooth charging service.
Keywords: Service design, Charging system, Campus environment
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