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Sarah Keane

Designer & Art Director

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Travel Buddies (Working Title)

My app aims to solve a 'travelers' painpoint that I often experience. When a friend is visiting a place that I have already experienced, they often ask - 'Where should I go?'

I want to create an app that records my movement as I travel and gives me a succinct opportunity at a chosen point in each day to rate the places that I visit, add my own photo and add any quick notes. Down the road, if someone asks me 'Where should I go?,' I can send them a 'stack' of reccomendations from the app. 

The future of the app is social and extends beyond the functionality mentioned here. For the purposes of this class (and my sanity), I am trying to start with an idea that is as close to an MVP as possible. 

USER PERSONAS

Meet Andy and Kat!

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USER JOURNEYS

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Just finished up my first two user journeys. Thinking in the "MVP" mindset is not as easy as it sounds. I wanted to make the experience as easy for the user as possible.

  • The idea is that once the user "starts a trip" the app will record their movement based on geotags in their Photostream.
  • At the end of the day, They will get a notification reminding them to check the "Travel Buddies" app.
  • From there, they can add as many or as little of the stops as they like to their Day Map.
  • The product could end there, but the whole point of this app is to reccomend "stops" to friends who are going to the same location. When a user clicks on a 'stop,' they find everything the app has pulled for them, plus an opportunity to customize the image, rating and notes around that particular spot. 

SKETCHING

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