“Surely this thing exists,” we said. “We’re not going THAT far outside the box.”
And yet I really can’t find what we were dreaming of.
- Maybe it’s because the cafeteria at the office falsely advertised they were serving margaritas for Cinco de Mayo…
- Maybe it’s the gorgeous warm sunny weather sans oppressive humidity that has finally arrived in Washington, DC…
- Maybe it’s because I was inspired by Laura Seargeant Richardson’s challenge to create a new idea every day…
Whatever it was, it caused our informal weekly web gathering to go from a serious conversation on Facebook’s new Instant Personalization Program to dreaming about a new website.
A Website that Doesn’t Exist Already? Really?
For fun we spent 10-15 minutes talking about our dream vacation travel site.
After 10 minutes doing a sketch brainstorm, this is what we had.
Another 10 minutes to draw this “final” idea and then sadly we had to go back to the real work.
X Marks the Spot – When you want to fly away and play, but can’t decide where to go.
Haven’t you ever wanted to go somewhere new and exciting, but you didn’t want to be in the air for more than six hours? Or you wanted to experience a particular vibe, but you didn’t want to whip out your passport?
We were talking about situations where we didn’t want to enter in specific dates or numbers of travelers. We just wanted to get some suggestions of where we might go based on our starting point. If the resulting choices looked interesting, THEN we’d worry about plugging in dates of travel and trying to find the lowest price. It’s kind of the reverse of how most travel sites operate, which tend to be focused on price.
The experience was fast, rough and a lot of fun because it was a break from the norm. I hope you can see how the idea evolved and the power of “back of the envelop” sketching.
So how about it? Would you use this?
Does this site already exist? If it does, we want to know! We’re dying to use it!