Memento is a concept for a mobile application that enables its users to map their memories while traveling. It was conceived as a way for users to create a digital souvenirs that combine real-time location data with user-generated content.
The key objective was that the app must be as effortless as possible so that it wouldn't interrupt the flow of exploring a new place. Therefore, we combined automatic tracking features with an intuitive interface that allows the user to input as much or as little information as they wanted.
UX/UI: Natasia Leung + Vincent Ngu
Branding: Natasia Leung
Every trip created within Memento is self-contained. The maps of each location entered under one trip are downloaded when the user is connected to the Internet, so that they will be available offline. Memento uses periodic GPS pings to locate the user every 1, 5, 10, or 15 minutes, in order to minimize battery usage while running in the background. The pings are then connected in a path on the map which shows the user their actual travel route.
Over the course of their travels, users add Moments to their map. They have the option to record a photo, a description, a location name, and the time at which the Moment took place. If there is an Internet connection, the location can be generated for them, and the time can be set to 'Now' or a past time if they are retroactively adding a Moment.
There are three kinds of Moments, each symbolized by a circle of a different weight, representing their strength. The strongest Moment includes a photo, the mid-strength includes a description, and the weakest only has the location. This is done to encourage the creation of strong Moments that will give the traveler a fuller record of their experience that they can relive after the trip is over. The branding reflects the idea that Memento helps travelers solidify their memories.
There are two ways to view Moments: map view and timeline view, which can be toggled in the bottom right.
The maps and moments from each day are collected on the Stats page. Users can visit this page to see daily summaries of their trip as well as how their trip looks overall. This page also pulls data from the smartphone's pedometer to generate step data. The summary card at the top of the page can be exported and shared on social media.