For our interaction design project we had to create something that would help people take time away from their devices and enjoy the world around us I.E nature.
i decided to create an app (inspired by Pokemon go and geocaching), in an almost scavenger hunt like style. The app would help people get out of their house and into nature, through finding lesser known/ abandoned sites, places and nature walks et.c, by showing the user an icon, which shows a small graphic or cartoon of the secret location these are some examples.
the user would then click on the icon and they would be shown a map/ gps to the location; when they get close to the location, they will be given a list of clues in order to fully find the unknown/ abandoned place.
once there the app Will verify their location and the icon they clicked at the beginning of their journey will “unlock” and become colourised, it will also go into their inventory in the app, the user will have all their “tokens” or “icons” available to look through and revisit. When the icon unlocks the user will be able to write a small paragraph or comment about the place for others who have found it can see.
i chose to design this app as I have always had an affinity to abandoned places and buildings as I believe they all have such rich history, and I enjoy envisioning the bustling life that would have inhabited these places before they were left to rot.