1. “Not having easy access to the lineup.”
This secondary navigation bar allows users to see all the days that the festival is occurring without needing to scroll or tap into a drop down menu. The blue underline and bright white indicates an active state, where users can see the lineup, artists’ performance location, and add them to their personalized schedule all on the same screen. This helps the user focus on the lineup happening that day, while allowing them to easily explore other lineups occurring on other days by simply swiping.
2. “Not knowing about certain announcements like weather, set time changes, etc.”
The notification bell at the top right corner allows users to see all alerts. The purple circle indicates an unread notification, so the user know whether the alert has been read or not. This icon stays consistent throughout the app (except for the “Map” flow) giving the user easy access to important or last minute updates.
3. “Not knowing the location, or time performing of artists is frustrating.”
This interactive tile and stack view is laid out in order of time, from earliest to latest. The photo of the artists paired with the outline text of their name allows the user to immediately recognize each artist as they are scrolling through the lineup. Users can also see the location and time artists without needing to navigate to another screen, and add artists to their personalized schedule by tapping the plus icon. The gradients are used as an overlay to correspond to the gradients of each stage. This tab is integrated as a “Home” screen, meaning that every time the app is opened, this screen will be the first thing that users land on.
4. “I would like to see descriptions of all the artists as well as previews to their most popular songs. There are a lot of artists at festivals, and it would be nice to have somewhere to learn more about each of them.”
To get to this modal, users can tap on an artist listed in the lineup from the “Schedule” tab. The photo, gradient, and type treatment remain consistent from each of the artists’ tiles to show that the modal is an expansion. While it shows the same content from the tile, it also displays additional information such as a short biography and a list of their top songs. From here, users can star their favorite songs to add to their personal playlist, and also add the artist to their personal schedule. This screen allows users to quickly discover and familiarize themselves with unknown artists.
1. “The maps not being interactive was annoying. Like it would be different if I knew where I was but since it doesn't tell you ‘you are here’ it’s hard to tell where to go.”
This interactive map enables users to see gradient-coordinated points of interest nearby. Users have the option to type to search something they want to specifically find, or use the “filter” icon beside the search bar to add or subtract indicators on their map. The applied filters are shown below the search bar, and can be easily removed. The “location marker” icon is outlined in yellow and shows the user where they are currently standing and moves as the user moves. This map allows users to personalize what they want to see and interact with things they are interested in. This customization eliminates unnecessary points and allows the user focus on what their current needs are. All the icons are tappable and can be viewed in detail.
2. “A way to find my friends. I’ve gotten lost so many times at a festival and it sucks.”
This interactive map feature allows you to share your location with your friends and view where your friends are in relationship to other points of interest. The distinct icon helps “Friends” stand out amongst others because it is the only icon that tracks movement, as opposed to being static.
3. “I want to know wait times for water stations, food prices, food options—since I’m a vegetarian”
The detail view of this “Food” point of interest allows users to see the dietary options, distance from current location, food type, price range, and wait time. From here, users can either get “Directions” to somewhere or “Order Now.” By giving users current information, they are able to plan around their schedule and be efficient with their time. Users no longer have to choose between seeing their favorite artist perform and standing in line for food.
4. “It’s hard to get from place to place when festivals are large and there are so many people.”
We found that most of our users were frustrated by how crowded festivals were and difficult it was to get from one place to the next. The implementation of the “Directions” function in this detail view helps users focus on getting to their desired destination without distraction and eliminates the inability to find people or points. Users are able to get to this detail view by simply tapping on an icon from the interactive map.
1. “I still don’t know all the songs that I want to know. I want to get the most out of my money so I wish I had an easily accessible festival playlist to get me hyped."
The “Music” tab provides a place for users to explore songs and artists and star their favorites. Here, the gradient overlay is used again to help users associate the artist with their performance location. This tab features “Albums” and “Top Songs” to help users stay current with songs that artists are projected to perform at the festival. This specific selection eases the process of filing through millions of unrelated songs, artists, and albums on other platforms. Because this feature consists of only songs from artists performing at the festival, users can feel prepared for set lists while discovering new music. For a more personalized music selection, users can star their favorite songs to create their own playlists.
1. “I liked having a the ability to personalize my schedule. I’m really organized and it was a good way to help me plan out who I wanted to see and when”
The “Profile” tab consists of a user’s personalized schedule, favorited songs, and friends they’ve shared locations with. During our research process, we found that an overwhelming amount of people who have used music festival apps before found the ability to personalize their schedule to be incredibly helpful to their experience. On this screen, users are able to see artists they’ve added to their personal schedule. To keep the styles consistent, I applied a similar tile treatment from the “Schedule” tab to help users associate the interactions together. I replaced the “plus” icon on the right of the tiles to a “minus” to allow users to have the option to remove an artist from their schedule.