More people are traveling nowadays with the easily accessible information online for destinations and traveling alone is seen as an exciting milestone for independence and growth. However, there are still many concerns travelers face when traveling alone.
By understanding the concerns of solo travelers, this project aims to tackle those issues and create a safe and enriching solo travel experience.
Solo travelers love the freedom and flexibility of traveling alone but they want to connect with others and feel safe during their travel.
Create a mobile companion app that will let people connect with others while they travel alone.
I conducted user interviews with six users and grouped their concerns with traveling into the chart below.
Travelers are greatly concerned with safety when traveling alone to a new city.
Travelers enjoy the spontaneous interactions and friendly conversations with strangers during their travel.
When exploring alone, travelers enjoy finding new places by themselves and experiencing local experiences.
After the user interviews, I created a persona based on the user behaviors and needs observed.
I created wireframes to explore the main features, layout, and flow for the app.
An early prototype for the app was created and tested with six users with task completion and feedback recorded.
The Onboarding process includes an engaging splash screen that introduces new features.
On the main screen, users will see the top recommendations for events & travel based on their current location.
Once they search for a new
city, the events will update.
The live events feature allows users to look up events that are active and check-in to get more info & share their activity.
Under the Groups tab, users can find user-hosted activities and sign up for a group activity.
Users can add the activity to an upcoming trip.
Under your profile, there are safe travel features that allow you to location share with friends & family and send status updates.
Users can message friends or activity hosts in the inbox tab.
In the user profile, users can find their gallery and yearly recap of their travels.