- Egyptian God of the moon...
also an excellent way to keep track of your travel spending.
We were tasked with creating an application
to help ease the burdens of travel.
The result of my efforts is Khonsu,
a travel budgeting app that displays trip expenses in
an orderly easy to understand fashion.
After several interviews and surveys,
we have determined budget is the biggest concern
amongst working-class travelers. Therefore aggregating
and collecting those expenditures to display in one location is
paramount in helping people having a relaxing travel experience.
Khonsu aims to solve this issue by creating a mobile
environment where travel purchases can be uploaded or
bought in-app and then displayed in a friendly easy to
understand way. Helping you set, plan and purchase
your travel expenses.
I sent out a general survey to get some initial data,
all leading towards budget being the biggest issue people
face when traveling, but what lead me to the idea of a budgeting
app was one thing each interviewer said:
“I go on vacations so I don’t have to worry about things like budget, I want that done beforehand.” --Interviewee 1
“Working out a spending plan for lodging, flights, and activities is a very big concern for me.” --Interviewee 2
User testing yielded a lot of insight
on what was a good button versus what wasn’t it lead me to start
thinking about local button placement in relation to other components
such as the navbar.
My second round of user testing showed a
lot of evidence that people knew to touch certain areas of the budget circle,
enabling for a much more simplified design.