Airbnb x Adobe Design Jam

Cultivating and inspiring an Airbnb travel community

2020

Project Type: Design Jam

Focus: Concept Development, Design, Illustrations, Prototyping, Design Thinking

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For the Airbnb and Adobe Design Jam, we were challenged to empower families and groups of friends who travel together. Airbnb wanted a collaborative way to document, organize, and share travel experiences and stays to the larger community. In a mobile app, we were asked to provide a way of combining photos and notes and transform their shared family trips into immersive stories about the culture and destinations they visit.

Our solution was to create Travelogue from Airbnb. Travelogue is a social media mobile application with the intention of sharing and planning more authentic and genuine travel experiences. While apps such as Trip Advisor and Yelp provide tourist experiences, our app relies on a more grassroots strategy to learn about unique experiences. Travelogue relies on local, traveler, and host experts to share their personal favorite travel spots instead of the generic tourist activities. This provides our users a more tailored and authentic travel experiences as they are receiving their recommendations from locals themselves.

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Team

Role: Concept Development, Design, Prototyping

Collaborators: Flan O'Donell, Sanya Verma

Timeline: 48 hours

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