On June 23, 2018, I asked the community for a list of words for me to use to craft an application. The words they came up with were lavender, science, and history. Using these words, I gave myself 30 minutes to develop an idea.
I started with a few minutes of brainstorming. I extrapolated the words into a flora safety and education application for hikers. With the idea in place, I jotted down a description and a quick tagline, "Know your flora." I then fleshed out a persona, Johnny, the nature enthusiast. He is a programmer that enjoys getting outside to get away from the screens from time to time.
The purpose of the application is to provide adventurers with a resource to identify potentially harmful flora (e.g., poison oak, poison ivy, hogweed), but also provide information on harmless flora (e.g., lavender, oak, eucalyptus). The application will have geographical heat maps, history of use and migration throughout the world, diagnosis & prognosis for harmful plants, potential allergies associated, and any recent news related to the flora. Users can search for a particular flora, or conduct an image search. The application offers offline use for areas a user will be visiting with no internet connection.
After the persona, I started laying out a simple user journey. I only made it a quarter of the way through before time ran out. I'm looking forward to finishing the journey and compiling it into a low-fidelity prototype to test.