So I stayed pretty much on track with my initial proposal and I created a mock road trip from New Jersey to Florida and mapped all of the NPS sites along the way. In total, there were 19 sites on the route that would add less than ~30 minutes (round trip) to the overall trip. For each of these sites, I sourced the audio and “see more” from the NPS website. While this was much easier than familiarizing myself with the ins and out of every site along the way, it is also presumably what would be done if this app were actually created and verbiage was to be drafted. Each site also lists how much time it would add to the trip, the site’s (non-apocalypse) hours, and any relevant fees. All of this information can be found on my google map!
I also created a mock one-page proposal to Waze that outlines the scope of this project, various NPS statistics, and the suggested contract for something like this. I may be a little under-qualified to actually pitch to Waze, but this would be a good starting point if I decide to take this project to the next steps. After Waze accepts this proposal and signs me on with a massive salary, the presumable next steps would be to pitch this project to NPS. This is where I really shine.
Waze currently has an initiative called Waze Local, which partners with local and franchise organizations to create targetted ads while you’re driving. I found a presentation that they used in the past and photoshopped it to mimic my presentation. This presentation includes screenshots of what I intent the interface to look like and it outlines the different features. And yes, it is very hip.
The map (with all verbiage, basic site info, and distance), Waze one-pager, and pitch presentation to NPS are the three deliverables I will complete for this project. As of now, I have all of mostly these done. I just need to compile them in one package and write the presentation notes for the NPS pitch.