Weather Website Initial Planning Document
This page should make accurate weather information available for anywhere that a user might want to go.
Visitors to this site will be people that are planning trips and need to know what weather patterns are like in a given destination. Nobody wants to go to the coast during hurricane season! The user will be able to search their destination and get information about the current weather as well as weather patterns during a specific time of year.
Burnt out call center employee that needs a relaxing vacation.
Fictional Name:Max Powers
Job Title/major responsibilities:Customer Service Coordinator, stay tethered to a phone machine while listening to customers complain day in and day out, and trying to maintain sanity.
36 yrs old, supports a family, constantly stressed about performance reviews and desperately needs a vacation.
Goals and Tasks:Long gone are the days of dreaming of moving up in the company, so, mostly just gets through the days and lives for the generous amount of time off that has been accrued over the years… desperately needs a vacation.
Environment:Home is Heaven… work is another story… even home gets old… time to take a trip.
“Please don’t make me go back… please no.”
My sketches follow:
- My notes did not come through all that clearly… and no need to comment on my penmanship… I already know… IT’S INCREDIBLE!...I will type them here:
- Each destination displayed will show the current weather, as well as a recommendation concerning the best time of year to visit (it is meant to cater to the vacation planners out there)
- I had the thought to include a link to user reviews as well- that is more of a Travel website feature, not so much a weather website feature, but it seemed like a good idea.
- On the Horizontal, scrolling is most definitely appropriate in order to see all the content.
This is what my classmates had to say about my initial planning document:
- Annika Rau said,
"Andrew, Love the persona. ;) I think you're doing a great job! Your "where would you like to go?" text is a real eye-catcher. I think it will inspire users to use your search bar more than my "zip code" prompt will. Nice thinking.
- Jeremy Taylor said,
"Make sure you add some more details to your audience section, including what age group and what devices they will be using. I also like you persona. You need to include three sketches. You will have a large, medium, and small device sketch in the end. One question I have is if you have any links for the forecasts for each city in the Android views? If so, make sure to indicate that any part or all the area in those boxes are links. Also, in the browser size screen, put a footer at the bottom of the page, and it could include a copyright and possibly some links. Other than that, it looks good!