After remote and in-person interviews I distilled the user goal down to:
My user is a busy parent searching for restaurant options locally and during travel. They don't have much time to research and want the ability to find a table for a spontaneous date night, make a reservation for a special occasion, or even see if there is a take-out or delivery option, all from within the same app.
Literature Review and Competitor Analysis
Screenflow and Low-fi Wireframes.
Building on the research and user goals my initial screen flow is shown below.
Low-fi hand drawn wireframes were created for the first page and some parent level menus.
These were then brought into Sketch to clean up and clarify some of the UI and copy.
Off on a design systems tangent I dove headfirst into Google Material Design and modified their Crane template for my app. Here are some screens generated from this powerful Sketch plug-in:
Using my customized Material Designs library I then started to gain fidelity in Sketch.
Next I made a lean prototype in Axure and tested with four users aging from ages 12-67. Some of their comments and questions are annotated below:
Next steps would be to expand my Material Design library and better integrate it into Axure.