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Design Jam Barcelona - DOMI teamʼs project documentation

Team Members

Maria Macias - @lafabricaverde Olga Voskboinikova - @voskoboinikova Darío Barrio - @dario_barrio Ignasi Fosch - @ifosch

The original idea (briefing)

In a city like BCN, in which there are lots of events. venues and activities, how to get a webapp which might help to users to find happiness by the end of the day.

Our idea

We thought of an application into which the user registers and logs in. Once logged in, he can search/publish events using category tags, similar to twitter hashtags, describing the activity, date, time and, place. When visiting the event details, he can recommend it to some friend of him that has another user account. He can, of course, check in, and see the attendees list for this event. While attending to the event the list of other attending users will be temporarily added to his contact list, allowing him to follow them later. When the user follows someone, the application links the followed user checks in to communicate them to the follower if the hashtag is corresponding to both users interests list. After a couple of days, the temporary list of attendees will be removed from the usersʼ contacts, unless he had added them. Each attendee will be able to give feedback for the venue so, the venue publisher will know about its success level. In addition, the application might cross feedbacks over with other users with similar interests so it will be able to recommend other venues interesting for the user.

Method

1. Brainstorming: What happiness means and how anyone may get it?

We discussed about what hapiness means for us and how we get it. We thought of any kind of event or venue, even professional, musical, or any other kind, and the relationship of these venues and events and our hapiness, having into account that doing these with people we like might improve our hapiness. In addition, to get new contacts that has shared interests, might increase our hapiness from doing things, so the app should let to find new “friends.” Iʼts quite evident that it should be related to social networking tools and so on.

2. Application features

• The application should let attendees to explain their expectation about the venue, in order to let other users unaware of the venue contents, to understand what it is about. • The venue, and userʼs interests, should be described using usersʼ defined hashtags, similar to those used in twitter. • The activity should include directions and, to help users to find it, the corresponding map. • Since the application has a search engine, it should use collective intelligence algorithms that allows it to find other related or similar venues that might be recommended to the user (like Amazonʼs More like this.) • The application, in its mobile version, should be able to locate you in the venue by gelocation, so the application data should be updated with you attending that event.

• Once the venue has finished, attendees will be able to give feedback about how much they are happy with it. This feedback might be communicated to the eventʼs publisher (which might be used to give him badges) and might be used to improve the applicationʼs recommendation engine. • Also, users might add reviews about the attended venues to improve details about their opinion of them. • Venues might repeat periodically, so the application publishing forms should include a recurring option, similar to the one that exists in a calendar.

3. Wireframing

We did the wireframes corresponding to the recommendation receival, acceptation, assisting to the venue and managing the new contacts.

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