the israel trail app
The Israel Trail is a voyage of almost 2 months where the backpackers explore Israel's nature through a 1,025 km of marked trail.
I've created a tool to ease the daily logistics. This is a mock project inspired by a real problem.
user research, user experience, user interface
Most of the tools used today for navigating and executing the Israel Trail, provide partial, intersecting info that usually cause a lot of confusion for the backpacker.
The app is filled with many random points and isn’t specific for the israel trail.
The current israel trail app is complex, hard to use, and usually isn’t updated.
Websites are providing details about the trail and lists of trail angels and campsites.
THE EXISTING SOLUTIONS
THE EXISTING SOLUTIONS
Research of food and water resupply, as well as accommodation at angel's houses is done daily.
Most backpackers head to the trail with friends from home, and gather into groups during the trail.
Most backpackers deviate from the trail segment to see interesting viewpoints nearby.
the Main required features
Find & contact angels or campsites nearby the ending point segment to ensure easy accomindation.
Find working water points along the trail segment in order to fill their water bottles.
Supermarkets nearby the ending segment point to refill food supplies.
Find viewports and spring along the segment.
1. Find angels and campsites to sleep
2. Find working water points to refill the bottles
3. Find supermarkets to refill food
4. Find viewpoints to see along the trail
5. To navigate during the trail segment
Create an intuative & updated source where the backpacker can get all the required info, in every segment of the trail, to complete the Israel Trail with less confusion, and more confidence.
Segments can be set based on their number, or name, there is a carousel menu that the backpacker can find his current or future segment with a single thumb gesture.
Dates can be set, to be able to book an angel for the next segment stops.
Amount of people are crucial since the backpackers are attend in groups, when one of them is usually in charge to book an angel.
Segment numbers are far more used than the names, thus i’ve change the screen with a vertical scroll menu.
The main screen of the app changed from list view to map view to ensure live/free navigation ability.
Angels, water, and viewpoints icons changed to more simple ones.
Changing the bottom main menu of the app to two options of view map or list.