Moving forward, I envision plandt being able to additionally suggest entire itineraries, such as places to dine or hike. plandt would be integrated with Google Maps or a similar service to provide live updates to traffic and ETAs. In order to further improve meetup incentives (even though just being able to see your friends should be enough!), perhaps there could be some type of avatar system with clothing loot, or something similar to make meetups more fun and enticing. While plandt's conceptualization did not primarily consider monetization, I believe that non-intrusive advertising would be a source of decent revenue. However, as plandt scales up, restaurants and other areas of interest may want to increase their flow of traffic through higher prioritization in suggestions.
Things I learned
This project has been a very intensive use of 10 weeks. While working on this project at BrainStation, I was also working on other projects. However, I have not only gained skills in Figma and InVision, but the very foundations necessary to make a solid project under time constraints. These foundations include conducting user centric research, and creating a solution which addresses users built from that same research. It has taught me the process of iteration-- constantly going back to your work and improving it, because no matter how good it is, it can always be better.
While I admit that my project may not be the best designed, I am proud of all the hard work I've put in these past 3 months, and realize that I've come a long way since then. With the help of my teachers and peers, I have taken the first steps to creating solutions which can benefit people in a way thats usable by the people.
Thank you to everyone who helped me on my journey! And thank you, visitor, for taking the time to go through my project!