Create wireframes of an app interface for use by a visitor of Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The app needs to be designed for both iOS and Android platforms. O’Hares’ website is to be used as a starting point.
This project focused primarily on interface and interactive design. Research and visual design were assumed to have been applied to the current full site.
Currently, there is a website for the airport that contains some useful tools for visitors but it has other things that are outside of their needs. An app could be created to address only visitors. Additionally, for those that have longer layovers, the website is more cumbersome than what an app would be.
Flight search and Maps pages
Initial layout ideas
App Home page
Initial layout ideas and information architecture plans
iOS and Android
The decided approach was to work from the iOS and Android design standards first, for common interface assets. Then when appropriate, justified changes would be made as needed.
For unique areas/items of the app, the goal was to make each platform version the same.
The menu seems to be pretty standard. User testing would be useful to verify the success or failures.
As a personal exploration, I wanted to make a medium fidelity wireframe to observe the reactions of those who see them. If you are reading this you have now looked at the wireframes and I would like to hear what you think. Did you feel that they were wireframes or did you feel they are closer to a final product? In other words, are you looking at the usability or the aesthetics?
Without conducting any user testing I can’t speak well of the success of this effort.