Form groups of 3 and create a prototype for an iPhone app that will assist users before, during or after doing a Levada walk. "The "Levadas" are a remarkable, ingenious irrigation system that was developed in the 16th century by the first settlers, to distribute water from the high mountain springs to the slopes and valleys. Nowadays, there are around 1400 km of Levadas in Madeira ready for you to explore and discover breathtaking views." - Madeira Rural.com
Our idea was to create a prototype for an app that would have a strong social element to it. There already exists an app that allows you to search for existing levadas and gives you all the information needed to do a levada. We thought more about the people, tourists, visiting Madeira for the first time and don't know anyone on the island or which levadas to do. Our idea was to allow for users to organize levadas themselves, and allow for other users to join the group, or not.
The following are images of the prototype we created. We had created an interactive prototype using Flinto*, which made it easy to link pages with transition effects and embedded in an iPhone frame. It even allowed us to make the app downloadable for users to try them out on their iPhone, which gave it a very real feel.
* I have since recreated the prototype in Invision.
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