THE NEXT

Spots

Product Design

UI/UX

Project Overview

If you are in a big city, finding a new place to eat can be overwhelming. Researching different options can take forever, and it’s always hard to know if reviews are trustworthy. SPOTS makes it quick, fun, and easy to discover local places to eat, drink, and hang out. The app connects you to restaurants, bars, and cafes that are close to your current location, and it provides you with curated recommendations based on your existing habits and preferences.

Target Audience

SPOTS is designed for people are who looking to try new places in the moment, either in their home city or abroad.

Key Features

SPOTS enables individuals to do three key things: discover new places, compare their options effortlessly, and fine tune their Spots to suit their tastes.

The three key features of SPOTS

DISCOVER NEW PLACES

SPOTS shows the user a variety of nearby local Spots based on their similarity to places they like. The user can either discard the recommendations, or like them.

App screen showing how the user discovers new Spots

COMPARE OPTIONS EFFORTLESSLY

The Spots that the user likes are stored in a place where they can be filtered, sorted, searched, and rated.

Screen showing where liked Spots are stored

FINE TUNE SPOTS TO SUIT YOUR TASTES

In the detailed Spot view, users can rate Spots once they’ve visited them. The user-provided ratings feed into and help to refine the app’s future recommendations.

Screen showing how user rates Spots

Why Spots Matters

Although there are plenty of apps and websites that rate and recommend different food and drink venues, they can take lots of time to navigate and understand. SPOTS makes finding new places easy by showing users one nearby option at a time, and using their own preferences and social connections to support the recommendations.

Event Info

The Next Design Grad Show
By York University/Sheridan College

Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen St. West

Toronto, Ontario

April 11

Industry Night

5PM-8PM

Opening Night

8PM-10PM

April 12-13

Public Viewing

11AM-4PM