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Wonder

Wonder is a stay-cation app that brings the anticipation of travel without the headaches.

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TeamMATE

Gahee Kang

 

Project Role

Research and Testing Lead; Ideation, User Journey Mapping and Wireframing


 
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Problem

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.

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Opportunity

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.

Many of the times we’re happiest when we go traveling are the times we stumble across things we didn’t expect.
— Nat Ware, The Expectation Gap
 
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Viability

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).

 
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The Solution

A stay-cation that can compete with the excitement of vacation through surprise local adventures.

 

 
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User Journey Mapping

 
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Wireframes

 
 
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