03.
Activity
Locate hiking trails in your area and track progress through the Activity Mobile App.
Brief
Activity mobile app began as an idea at a campus sponsored hackathon. Students aimed to find hiking trails that best suited their needs.
My Role
As the user experience and interface designer I manufactured the applications layout, appearance, and primary functions.
Premise
Whether you are unfamiliar with the area or just looking for a new adventure, Activity takes you to the nearest hiking trails within a radius of your choosing.
01.
Problem
Finding trails, planning your route, tracking your progress, and preparing for the unforeseen - these are just some of the challenges that outdoor enthusiasts face.

As a hiker, I wish there was a better online resource that maps hiking trails and compares statistics. It can be daunting looking at a trail page and wondering if you're ready for the challenge.
"Unfortunately my hiking experiences are often lackluster. Dripping in sweat, toes squashed by ill-fitting boots and socks soaked from sloshed-over creek crossings. I'm never prepared."
02.
Three objectives
We set out to accomplish three main objectives:
  • Provide user with information that is often difficult to find and instructions on how to access said information in the real world.
  • Incorporate local opinions and encourage safety by offering trail reviews and dificulty ratings.
  • Increase activity among users and promote a heathy lifestyle.
03.
User Personas
04.
User Needs
  • Data: Trail availability, distance, difficulty ratings, reviews, photos, and trail navigation all within a radius of their choosing.
  • Time: The average time it takes to hike a certain trail, and the amount of time it will take to reach the trail entrance.
  • Safety: Hazard warnings such as mountain lions, rattlesnakes, flooding, etc. (suggestions on what to pack, if anything).
05.
Information Architecture
06.
Paper Prototyping
07.
Branding
"It doesn't take much to make life grand. Find the freedom to explore."
08.
FEATURES
Search a comprehensive database of trails across the US, including trail specs like elevation gain and difficulty level. The app can help keep track of your hiking statistics too, including number of steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and speed. It integrates with Apple's Game Center to see how you stack up against friends on your favorite trails (and earn some nifty awards while you're at it).

Activity includes safety features that help you find your way if you get lost and can alert nearby hikers or authorities if necessary.
09.
Final Mocks
I aimed to create a distraction free experience for the modern explorer, designed with backcountry safety in mind. It's a way to recieve the right information at the right time, so you can stay present for what matters most.
10.
Cohesive landing page
Building a community of outdoor enthusiasts.

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