Project Overview
Tripnotes was started as a skunk works internal project for Welcome in September, 2022. The idea was – how might we unlock unprecedented travel planning through a natural language interface?
Product Designer
Tripnotes / Welcome A.I.


Our Hypothesis
While working closely with travel planning experts, influencers and enthusiasts for Welcome, we learned a harsh truth about the way these users work; they almost exclusively work in text. The flexibility to create their own structure, the interoperable nature of text (copy/ paste anywhere!) and the absence of a learning curve all drove this decision. These experience principles drove our process. How can we design a better text editor for travel?
Video Demo
The above video walks through the core flow of using the MVP product. Each note is associated with a location and each comes with a text document and a map. The text and map are linked automatically as we scan your document for possible points of interest. A user can use the document just like any other – with the added benefit of automatic mapping, rich media and details about places.
Brand Mark
The brand mark was designed as a combonation of a location marker and an ink pen nib. Simple.
Generating and editing notes on mobile needed to be just as easy as desktop. For the note, we used the same two-panel design - text and map always connected.


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Organic Social posts
We got some good buzz as well as some organic social posts happening when we launched. I wrote and storyboarded many of our posts that gained close to 1M impressions on Twitter.

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Future Plans
It's important to keep the bigger picture in mind and how the Tripnotes platform could grow. Above is an exploration of how the product could become an all-in-one pocket for travel inspiration. From here, we could make intelligent recommendations and deals based on the user's unique travel preferences.

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