Tripp is a simpler way to record and share your trip memories. A social platform for mobile devices & smart tv's, it maps your route through your whole journey and automatically builds a curated list of your best pictures, so you’re ready to share your experience with loved ones the minute you walk back in your front door.
Branding, UX Design
My Dad travels a lot and loves sharing pictures from his latest adventures. It’s something he’s done since I was a little kid. He takes alot of photos, and is a busy guy, so he doesn't usually take time to filter out the good pictures before sitting us all down. Much of the presentation is spent scrolling through his camera reel, searching for that one great photo. The presentation is always intriguing, but can often become disjointed and a bit confusing. I designed Tripp to help travelers give some context to the photos they share and connect better with their audience.
The 2016 Apple World Wide Developers Conference revealed a partial solution to my Dad’s presentation woes. As Craig Federighi presented the new Memories feature in the iOS Photos app, I couldn’t help but think of my Dad. Seamless video presentations and automated photo selection make light work of sharing a trip experience.
Seeing the power of the device leveraged in this way inspired me. I wanted to build on the idea, and design an app to help people easily and quickly share trip experiences in real time.
To better understand potential users, I conducted several phone calls with frequent travelers. I tried to help people identify specific issues they ran into while recording or presenting a trip experience. By studying those specific issues, I would be able to more easily create features in my app that address their difficulties.
Here are a few interesting sound clips from one of the interviews I conducted.
I took some time to explore design concepts by sketching. To avoid becoming invested in any one idea too early, it helps me to set a timer and sketch as quickly as possible. Bit Timer is a great app that I use for this. After a few rounds of sketching, I’d collected a few good ideas and lots of bad ones.
My priority when creating Tripp was simplify the trip presentation process. I focused on the key interactions
within the app and, with some time, lots of testing and brainstorming, I gradually simplified the design
to make the overall experience more fluid. I tested and adjusted the app through 3 iterations.
My Dad loves to show pictures from his trips on the family room tv. Since I designed this app with him in mind, I specifically wanted to make the presentation process easy. I took some time to design an app interface for the Apple TV. This design allows the presenter to easily access their trip photos, but also lets others explore an interactive map that marks points of interest throughout the presenter’s trip.