For my Multimedia Experience class, we will be working on 1 major project with a partner over the course of the semester with several components. Yesterday, my friend Jonn Klingon and I decided that we wanted to try working together on this project since we liked how we worked together towards the end of the Nelson project last semester and wanted to have a longer collaboration this time around.
After our individual initial rapid-fire ideation yesterday, we found that we had a couple overlaps on our topic buckets so we decided to chat about it and explore the ideas further. End result? We chose a tentative topic (that we are liking more and more as we research it).
- BROAD FOCUS TOPIC: Travel
- COMMUNITY/DEMOGRAPHIC: Millennials
We decided to split the research up for more efficient finding of information and then we could just share our links with each other afterward.
Here is a link to Jonn’s post with all the demographics/community information. My end of the research was more focused on figuring out what types of applications/tools are already available for travelers. I’ve listed some found links below.
- Airbnb – travel accommodations by renting someone’s place/user rating and reviews verified by the company
- Kayak – travel accommodation bundles with pricing forecasts/trends and alerts on price drops for intended destinations
- Skiplagged – site tapping into hidden city ticketing from major airlines to provide travelers with cheaper tickets than direct flights (legal?)
- iTalk – app to record soundscapes
- iMiwa, Duolingo, Lingolook – language vocabulary apps
- Sit or Squat – app to find nearest free toilet with photos and user ratings
- HiConverter – app to convert not only currency but measurements, shoe sizes, and clothing sizes between countries + tip calculator
- Packing Pro – app to make packing lists of must haves and includes weight and quantity fields to help stay within regulation
- TripIt – app for itinerary planning
- Goby – app for local events and hot spots when traveling
- Hotel Tonight – app to find last minute hotel deals (in case of emergencies)
- GateGuru – app acting like an airport assistant, with tips about TSA check estimates, maps of terminals, and more