First, we launched a redesign of the website. Though I make no claims to a glowing future in web design, I hope you'd agree that it's an improvement. At minimum, it makes it easier for us to highlight our ever-growing list of tools.
We also found out last week that our research paper "OneBusAway: Results from Providing Real-Time Arrival Information for Public Transit", to appear at CHI 2010 in Atlanta, was a best paper award nominee (given to the top 5% of submissions). There is hope that I may graduate after all! Check out the paper at our research page.
In other research news, we also learned that we're going to be receiving a number of Android phones from Google that we plan of using for a big user-study we're working on for this summer in the Rainier Valley under the guidance of Transportation Choices Coalition. More on that later.
Finally, I'm happy to announce that OneBusAway was a winner at the annual Washington Technology Industry Association awards, where we took home the prize for "Best Use of Technology in the Government, Non-Profit, or Educational Sector". More details can be found at the WTIA's website.
All told, it was a busy week for OneBusAway (and I'm not even counting the hours spent hacking preparation for what's coming this week). Thanks to all our users for making us such a success!