SeeFlight - flight search startup experience design
I had a great opportunity to work with a flight "meta-search" startup who's main mission was to provide the best and cheapest flights available for the next two months, i.e. not for travelers who have specific dates in mind. The vision was targeting a very specific demographic: Millennials and students who typically have a lot of flexibility when in comes to travel. After gathering requirements, user research, wireframing, mockups, competitive analysis and brainstorming with product management I designed a series of screens for multiple devices (desktop, tablet, smartphone) each representing a stage in the user’s journey from searching to booking a flight. The focus was on ease-of-use.

Would be travelers could use a simple search and have various flight options presented to them in an easy to read layout.  I added the ability to save favorite searches to cut down on repetition, sharing via social media channels with friends and the ability to chat live with friends while searching for the best flight deals.
The desktop version of the homepage was designed to be clean, uncluttered and appealing where users can immediately search for destinations. We also wanted to present the best deals currently available to various popular destinations. In alignment with the company's vision, specific dates were purposely eliminated from the design. When users search, results are presented across a range of dates to choose from over the next 2 months, with the cheapest, shortest flights highlighted.
In alignment with the company's vision, when users search, results are presented across a range of dates to choose from over the next 2 months, with the cheapest, shortest flights highlighted. Users can mark flights that look really attractive as favorites and share those flights with friends and family members right from this interface.
When a flight is chosen a "flight card" is presented from which one can proceed to booking, edit the dates, favorite the flight, share with others or return to the search results. These were all unique functionalities I wanted to introduce as at the time I hadn’t seen them on other travel search sites, and based on user research were found to be desirable features.
From the "flight card" (above) flight dates can still be adjusted with a calendar pop-over where dates are shown with prices. It was decided that all these actions happen "in place" over the search results page—with the use of an overlay and a pop-over to select alternate dates—because it was important to provide a fluid task flow and not interrupt the experience.