GOe3 wanted an app that could help electric car owners plan their trips and also take advantage of savings on food, hotels, shopping while their car is getting charged. We were hired to take their ideas and convert them into a usable prototype that they could take to their investors
Personas were created for potential users who are going to use the GOe3 app. We focused on how the user is going to plan a complete trip and making it easy for him to view the trip while he is on the GO. The user should be easily able to plan shopping while charging. We present them with useful coupons from places nearby to enhance their shopping experience.
We allowed the user to select activities that he wants to do while charging his car. e.g. they can shop while their car is being charged so the app will show them discount coupons for shopping while their car is getting charged.
For shoppers interested in just coupons, we made a dedicated view where they can see all the coupons and add them to their trips or plan their trip around shopping only. The app helps them filter different kind of coupons.
The app shows you the charging states, shopping places along your trip. The icons for each place were done in a way so they can give you maximum information without clicking on it. e.g. you can see the wifi tag on icon to see if the place has wifi, the lowest price tag on gas station to see if the station has the lowest price, the coupon tag to see if the restaurant or shopping mall is offering some coupons.
The filter on the list was designed in a way so that you can filter results for a specific portion of your long trip. e.g. if you want to charge only after 100 miles, or want to take food only after 100 miles the filter allows you to do that. The car icon shows how far your car can go with current charge.
When viewing a place, you can see all the places nearby so you can see all your places of interests in the same area.