The Bucket App is a smart service and mobile application that helps recent retirees check items off their bucket list while taking the pain out of planning a complex daily itinerary. By intelligently and dynamically building your daily itinerary based on your location, budget, and interests, the Bucket App takes the anxiety out international travel. Simply tell the Bucket App which sites are “must-see” bucket items and the application will do the rest, guiding you along the way and helping you make memories that will last a lifetme.
As a 3-week experiment in Basic Interaction Design (BID) our four-person team created a mobile application prototype titled “the Bucket App.” The application is designed to make life easier for recent retires on-the-go by allowing them to travel to the places they have always wanted to go, while an intelligent system suggests other venues to visit, places to eat, and things to do along the way. During our design process we performed competitive analysis, created diverse personas and scenarios, created mulitple rounds of paper prototypes, and produced a click-through prototype that can be functionally demoed on mobile devices. Our process documents and demo are available at cs.cmu.edu/~bucketlist.