Product Design

User Voice

Since the public release of Destination Trips aka Beta15 on Oct 1st, we gathered user feedback. Some reports and requests were the same as before, some were similar, and some were new — unlocked opportunities by the latest version of Curiosio. Below is a list of commonalities that travelers want in comparison to what Curiosio can do today:

  • Enter a region by name (e.g. Napa Valley, Val d’Orcia). The region could be bigger than a city/town/park. The region could be a part of the city/park.
  • Visual inspiration on the Landing Page. Travelers want visuals, entertainment. Travelers don’t want simplistic Google-style pages because they expect excitement from Curiosio.
  • Visual preview of recommended POIs/places without explicit navigation to Wikipedia or Atlas Obscura. Must be in-place preview, ad hoc in a pop-up.
  • Paste POI/place names one by one into the list of travel-through points. So far Curiosio accepts bulk-paste in special Trip Markup Language that allows pasting the entire search context as semi-plain text at once.
  • Interaction with the initial trip plans created in the search context. By seeing what’s possible the traveler starts to understand what she likes and what she wants. Features to refine the style of the trip are needed (e.g. More Like This, Less Like That).
  • Fine-tuning of the trip plan that almost fits the traveler’s needs and requirements. The traveler is OK to do the necessary edits herself.
  • Implicit and explicit interaction with the underlying AI to make it work more personalized. Explicit is via fine-tuning the configuration, by turning some knobs and pushing some toggles.
  • Enter a custom point by geo-coordinates, and custom name it. The context is known only to the traveler who is making the custom point.

Same Scenes Different Place

Travelers want to see the world their own way. But how exactly? What is your own way? There are different interests, there are different intentions. Everybody is seeing and experiencing the world through a personal prism. The visual problem with our Landing Page could be solved with some kind of prism enabling the personal look at the world. Let me introduce The Prism concept.

Travel geek with The Prism
Wireframe for The Prism on the Landing Page

All Scenes Same Place

Curiosio could show you more facets-scenes of the current prism for the country on the Country Page. E.g. on the Landing Page, you saw The Prism with four scenes for France, Italy, United States — all via Curious Prism. You selected France and got navigated to France Page. Now you could see a dozen of scenes in France, via the same Curious Prism. You will be seeing all scenes in the same country.

Wireframe for The Prism on the Country Page

Human-AI-Human

Curiosio is AI-powered. AI engine Ingeenee is working over the Travel Knowledge Graph. The interaction session is a “hamburger” of Human, AI, and Human again. Human above AI, Human below AI.

  • The traveler gathers the points, sees the perimeter, finalizes the travel-through list, selects a point to stay at.
  • The traveler enters the desired travel-through points into Curiosio, sets the staying point as a destination, sets duration and budget, and now wants the daily plans to visit everything properly.
  • The traveler is interested in what else is possible in that duration and budget in the vicinity of the destination. Technically/academically speaking this is a math problem of draconian complexity. Astronomical complexity.

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