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Scenic App

Scenic App

Design an app based only on the data that is available on NYC Open Data.

To begin I started to look into what data was available.

Data charts that I looked at:

http://www.nycgovparks.org/bigapps/DPR_HistoricHouses_001.xml

-historic houses

http://www.nycgovparks.org/bigapps/DPR_Hiking_001.xml

-hiking trails

http://www.nycgovparks.org/bigapps/DPR_RunningTracks_001.xml

-running tracks

http://www.nycgovparks.org/bigapps/DPR_PublicArt_001.xml

-temporary art

http://www.nycgovparks.org/bigapps/DPR_Beaches_001.xml

-beaches

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Education/DYCD-after-school-programs-Jobs-and-Internships/99br-frp6

-youth jobs and internships

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Business/Times-Square-Food-Beverage-Locations/kh2m-kcyz

-times square food and drinks locations

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Education/DYCD-after-school-programs-Teen-ACTION-Programs/fijd-wye8

-after school Teen ACTION Programs

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Energy-and-Water-Data-Disclosure-for-Local-Law-84-/q39e-7gbs

-energy and water disclosures for local law 84

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Sea-Level-Rise-Maps-2050s-500-year-Floodplain-/qwca-zqw3

-sea level rise map

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Harbor-Water-Quality/5uug-f49n

-harbor water quality

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Litter-Basket-Inventory/es7t-6u8y

-locations and types of litter baskets

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Transportation/Railroad-Line/i7a5-bsik

-railroad lines

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Transportation/Street-Weekly-Resurfacing-Schedule-Brooklyn/psmp-cmuu

-weekly road resurfacing

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Health/New-York-City-Farmers-Markets/j8gx-kc43

-farmers markets with coupons

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Water-Consumption-In-The-New-York-City/ia2d-e54m

-total water consumption each year

https://nycopendata.socrata.com/Environment/NYC-Greenthumb-Community-Gardens/ajxm-kzmj

-community gardens

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Water-Resevoir-Levels/zkky-n5j3

-water resevoir levels

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Drinking-Water-Quality-Distribution-Monitoring-Dat/bkwf-xfky

-drinking water quality

 

I then also went in search of what types of apps are the most useful.

Most popular apps:

The 10 Most Popular Apps of 2015

These are the 25 most popular mobile apps in America

These most popular app were mostly utility (including search engines) or social.

Most useful apps:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2014/01/07/overwhelmed-by-your-app-options-try-these-10-must-have-apps-for-2014/#32bdd5237aa3

-this had a list of apps that had really good functions to them

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-useful-apps-2014-11?op=1

-this was one look at a person’s list of apps that they user everyday

iPhone 6 Barometer Sensor Features

-iphone 6 sensors

 

While looking at all of that I made a list of directions that I thought was interesting in all the data above.

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After looking at and contemplating what I could do with all that data I kept being drawn to the NYC trail data.

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So I listed the aspects that I could use about hiking trails and started thinking of a name to encompass the main idea.

Since I was going for an activity based app I looked into the fitness of walking.

Exercising and workout examples:

The Beginner Weight Training Workout Routine

http://www.prevention.com/sites/prevention.com/files/WalkItOff_final.pdf

-sample walking workouts

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/cardio/walking/fat-burning-walking-workout-plan/

-walking workouts

 

Reasons to walk:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-pictures/reasons-to-walk-your-way-to-health.aspx

-10 health benefits to walking

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

-5 health benefits to walking

 

Then I actually found the listing of the trails on this website:

NYC Hiking Trails website:

http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/hikingtrails

 

http://www.outdoorfoundation.org/pdf/ParticipationStudy2006Hiking.pdf

-hiking demographics from 2005 with the most hikers being aged 45+

http://www.statista.com/statistics/227421/number-of-hikers-and-backpackers-usa/

-number of hikers in the US 2008-2015

 

Then I went in search of walking/exercise/hiking apps to see their function and design.

Fitness/walking apps:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fitness&hl=en

-this one is Google Fit (android’s Apple Health)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapmywalk.android2&hl=en

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tayu.tau.pedometer&hl=en

-I really liked how simple and straight to the point this one is this its stats

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cc.pacer.androidapp&hl=en

-I liked some of the graphs that they use

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.walklogger.pedometer&hl=en

http://walking.about.com/od/maps/tp/Best-Walking-App-Readers-Choice-Awards-2012.htm

-these are the voted by readers best pedometer apps

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sixtostart.zombies5k&hl=en

-5K training app that is a game where it gives you a scenario to save the day from zombies

-the design of is pretty neat though

 

Hiking apps:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adventureprojects.nationalparks&hl=en

-just gives locations of mountain trails in parks and your location when walking them

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapmyhike.android2&hl=en

-just like the MapMyWalk app except it adds a Track My Gear feature

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alltrails.alltrails&hl=en

-mostly trail locator, GPS tracker, and trail rater

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buscamapas.rutas_senderismo&hl=en

-hiking trip planner

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hikingproject.android&hl=en

-trail locator and complete profiles

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wta&hl=en

-trail database for Washington State

 

List of Multi-Touch gestures for IOS and Android with others:

http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1071

http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1071

 

Here are also some apps that I found through the App Store:

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From there I began sketching out the user flow.

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1st Round of user flow:

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I liked this last homescreen graphic better because it mimicked the logo idea.

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2nd Round of user flow:

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3rd Round of user flow:

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I continued to try and refine the swiping function more.

I also began gathering ideas about nature:

https://www.pinterest.com/kailatess/scenic-app/

1st Designs:

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I wanted to utilize color changes as part of tracking the user’s progress but it didn’t work here and my colors are still not right.

Also the app actually had too much focus on exercise so I’m going to change it to more of a game. I looked into some games with walking to see what they are all about.

Walking games:

http://www.silvergames.com/take-a-walk

-not an app but a game on walking to catch music notes; and I liked to drawing quality of it

http://www.addictinggames.com/action-games/asleep-walking-game.jsp

These were the only games with a different sort of goal

 

 

1st Final Designs:

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Poster:

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For this re-design I wanted to keep the same functions but change the way the navigation is set up making it more idyllic like the scenery it promotes.

To get started I started looking for things that have to do with hiking and sight seeing.

environmental logos

environment icons

compasses

hiking icons

hiking

map icons

native symbols

 

Sketches:

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Sketches for the navigation.

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Iterations:

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Final Re-design:

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Userflow:

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