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Connecting people to the outdoors
I wanted to make a mobile application that allows hikers of all levels to discover trails and paths that fit their needs! This project was inspired by my love of the outdoors and the benefits that fresh air and movement have on the mind and body.
Before starting the design, I made a list of features I thought the application needed to fulfil the users' wants. Then I asked potential users what they would desire in a hiking app. I combined these lists and created an outline for the project.
Home page that gives personalized recommendations
Must include locations
Ability to sort search results
Interact with hikes (such as liking or commenting)
Ability to mark the trails as completed
After creating the list of features, I constructed wireframes. These wireframes provide a layout of the application and potential screen interactions and were used to test users.
From testing the wireframes, I found a few components that needed to be adjusted. I then built the digital prototype, bringing the design closer to what the actual application would look like.
Below I have labeled screens with key features. These are features users reported they would really like to have in a hiking app.
Home page has filtering options making trails easier to discover.
Recommendations given based on users' liked and completed hikes.
User stat card gives an overview of trails completed and hiking level.
Completed trails are easy to find.
Ability to like trails, saving them to personal liked page and signaling to other users popular hikes.
Ability to mark trails as completed, adding them to users hiking stats.
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