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Wonder is a stay-cation app that brings the anticipation of travel without the headaches.
Research and Testing Lead; Ideation, User Journey Mapping and Wireframing
Vacation planning and travel can be stressful. The associated stress can counteract the relaxing effects of vacations. According to positive psychologist Shawn Achor,
“An average vacation creates no positive effect on happiness or stress.” Source
Meanwhile, the opportunity for staycations is also squandered, where unplanned free time is often spend in front of the TV or computer.
The Non-Tourist: Locals in Urban Cities
Cities have a lot to offer, but locals often get caught up in their daily lives and do not take advantage of the possibilities. Yet when a friend comes to visit, they can take on the role of a fellow tourist, and see their city in a new light. The excitement of discovery is there, and only needs to be unlocked.
To test the concept, we sent each other on mystery adventures that we had planned out, sending hints and photos along the way. Each adventure had a different budget, and a different number of participants (group vs solo).
A stay-cation that can compete with the excitement of vacation through surprise local adventures.