Local Guide: a social city guide
From Goodwin’s Designing for a Digital Age
Imagine a service called LocalGuide, a small touchscreen device available in cities and other popular tourist destinations that provides information about where to go and what to see. It could offer maps, audio, video, photographic and textual content for tours, directions, restaurants and other topics.
Figure out what exactly this service should provide and how it should work and feel, and design some of the most common and important screens and interactions.
People use social networks for travel advise and frequently post requests for tips from their connections. My Local Guide is imagined as providing an infrastructure for this kind of exchange.
Local Guide User Flow
This flowchart outlines a user flow that generates three kinds of users for the app: tastemaker reliant travelers, social media users and hybrid users.
Local Guide: a user in motion
This chart imagines the hybrid user group ready to go explore a new city. The map is customized and the trip begins. At the end there is an option to share a report of the journey.
Heatmap: a personalized navigator
This wireframe indicates how the user's social network and tastemakers leads her to a location on the map. Each named location has a "wall" where users and tastemakers views appear.
"Wish you were here": a digital postcard
On the "wall" a user can weigh in on the chosen site using existing platforms. At the end of the journey, she might choose to share her trip using maps, images, tweets and updates.