Find Some Nature is a website that lets anyone search for nature and greenery in the Portland area, from the hustle and bustle of Downtown to the wilderness of Forest Park. You can view an interactive map of parks, large patches of vegetation, heritage trees and publicly accessible fruit bearing bushes and trees (from urbanedibles.org).
Targeted demographic (who is the app intended for?):
Anyone who enjoys going outside and being in nature.
Who and what will be impacted by the app, and how?:
My intention is that by creating easy access to information about the wonderful amount of vegetation in Portland then I can convince more people to go outside and explore.
What is the specific need that is addressed by the app?:
The need to look up parks, vegetation, trees and other greenery in a neighborhood.
Anticipated usage of the app (by whom, under what circumstances, etc)?:
One scenario might be: You are at the office and need a place to walk and eat lunch. You can hop on a computer, check findsomenature.com and see a list of places near your location that you can go and enjoy the outdoors.
How is information presented, that's not presented elsewhere; how is it unique?:
It is search-able by location on a map. Anyone with a web browser can use it.
What are a few of the primary strengths of the design?:
Simplicity, attractive design, rich data.