Alice

Activity Planning Around Your Schedule

A Need

The inspiration for this project came about because of an observation that it is difficult to make plans, especially with others, if no one has anything initially lined up. The typical experience for couples for instance is to have one person ask the other, what do you want to do this weekend? This can go on for a very long time until someone suggests something everyone can agree on which could take a very long time to figure out. 

The Vision

Time is the your most valuable commodity in life. Each passing moment has the potential to be an amazing adventure or an excellent learning experience. It is common for many people to not have plans for weekends, weeknights, and any other point of the week and this unused time just goes to waste.

Insights and Discoveries
The Audience 

The audience is primarily for those who are interested in using their spare time to seek out adventures either locally or within a set radius.

Insights and Discoveries
The Audience 

The audience is primarily for those who are interested in using their spare time to seek out adventures either locally or within a set radius.

Last Minute Phil
Day in the Life 

Phil does not typically plan ahead. He is a millennial who goes with the flow. He is always looking for the most up and coming or hot-spot, trending locations. 


He tends to base his decisions on his mood at the time and typically prefers finding activities that he and his friends can do together. He struggles making decisions and as a result he his friends feel unprepared for excursions. They find they regularly forget things and overlook important details.

 


Current Planning Resources
 

Yelp, OpenTable, Meetups, Ticketmaster, AirBNB, Weather Apps, Eventbrite, Social Apps such as Facebook, Google Maps, SF Week, SFCheap, blogs, Pinterest, Word of Mouth, Suggestions from Friends

User Goals

  • Discover Activities and Events

  • Be notified of potential events that fall in areas of interest

  • Plan and save trip details

  • Plan a trip based on available time

  • Plan trip based on points of interest

  • Share trip details and coordinate with others

  • Receive recommendations, tips/ tricks

Plan Ahead Jane
Day in the Life 

Jane enjoys several hobbies and likes checking out the local scene but on occasion also exploring new opportunities. She typically plans ahead for her weekends to do errands, meet up with friends, watch a movie, etc, but on occasion she has some spare time that she would like to find something to fill it.

 

Based on her hobbies and interests she can use current applications to search for several activities, but she feels overwhelmed by all the options and resources she needs to use in order to plan for her event.

 

She wishes she had something that took what it already knew of her and helped provide a more personalized recommendation list and helped her better understand how to effectively fill her free time with meaningful activities and adventures.

 


Current Planning Resources
 

Yelp, OpenTable, Meetups, Ticketmaster, AirBNB, Weather Apps, Eventbrite, Social Apps such as Facebook, Google Maps, SF Week, SFCheap, blogs, Pinterest, Word of Mouth, Suggestions from Friends

User Goals

  • Discover Activities and Events

  • Be notified of potential events that fall in areas of interest

  • Plan and save trip details

  • Plan a trip based on available time

  • Plan trip based on points of interest

  • Share trip details and coordinate with others

  • Receive recommendations, tips/ tricks

User Flow

User Flow

Card Sorting

Card Sorting

Competitive Analysis

Reflection

“Britta showed logical analysis and problem solving skills when she worked with the business analy

What I learned

 

I really enjoyed working with this very talented team. The team consisted of people from every time zone across

If I were...

 

If I were to have a chance to work on this project again I would do more extensive user-interviews at the beginn

 
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Based in San Francisco Bay Area

Carpe Diem

Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, South Bay