CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2016
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

General Motors is one of the world’s foremost designers and manufacturers of cars and trucks sold in more than 120 countries. Headquartered in Detroit, GM has over 215,000 employees.

GM’s Warren Technical Center comprises over 40 buildings covering one square mile, and is home to one out of ten GM employees.

Our Gemini mobile app uses predictive rich cards to help GM employees navigate the expansive Warren campus and to manage their busy workday efficiently.

After learning about a GM employee and their typical workday, Gemini provides many helpful services. For example, it may remind them to send a follow-up email, suggest they schedule a shuttle to a distant meeting, or provide a list of close and available conference rooms when creating a meeting.

Employees using Gemini are able to spend more time on their work and less time on repetitive tasks. By drawing from geographic location, emails, search history and calendars, Gemini is able to assist users by suggesting what they may want to do next. This predictive nature is the focus of Gemini’s user experience.

A central aspect of Gemini’s interface is the use of cards. Similar to a physical notecard, Gemini’s cards present a summary of information to the user and, when selected, present a more detailed view of that information.

Written using Xamarin, a cross platform framework, our Gemini app runs on both Apple iOS and Google Android devices.