Stepping into Mid-fi Prototype Phase
Major Studio 2 -Week 10
The best thing about this week was that we started online classes and it was very good to see everyone. We are all still healthy and safe and ready to build awesome applications.
During the week I gathered all the takeaways and interviewed with one more friend to decide which features I should keep and which ones I should drop.
The winners are:
➡ ️1st place: Routes
➡ 2nd place: Lists and
➡ 3rd place: the mixture of reaching out to locals and the community.
All these categories are here for giving spontaneous and flexible traveling options for our solo travelers.
My Takeaways ( Updated)
- People liked the idea of looking for advice and seeing others’ stories but the interface should be upgraded and be more specific.
- Meeting with people is interesting but depends on the situation. People tend to meet with others (travelers or locals) during an activity. One-on-one meetings are more meaningful to meet with travelers to share something.
- Maps go into 2 directions. The first one is giving a general idea of the city. For example which part or neighborhood is famous for what reason. The second reason is searching for a specific or nearby options for routes or tours.
- Most of the users mentioned FOMO, they liked the idea of ‘routes’ and ‘pushing notifications’ because they help travelers to feel that they don’t miss out on things that they want to experience in a new city. So I decided to add the FOMO — JOMO button to my prototypes.
Hand Sketches & Mid-Fi Prototypes
I started to sketch out some flows and options for my features. I also worked on some key screens and next week I will continue working on mid-fi prototypes and testing them with users.
Meanwhile, take it easy and be good to yourself.