// Explore Carlsbad Caverns //
Class project: Invent and design a mobile app for a travel destination that could be used on-location to assist visitors and enhance their experience.
Carlsbad Caverns, located in New Mexico, United States, is one of the largest publicly accessible cave systems in the world. They have two self-guided trails, and several more ranger-guided trails that include tight belly crawls and ladder climbing. The goal for Explore Carlsbad Caverns was for the app to serve as a conduit where visitors can learn about the trails, prepare for their visit, purchase tickets. When there, the app serves as an interactive substitute ranger on the self-guided trails to highlight the named rock formations and provide a learning opportunity about how those structures formed. Visitors are presented with a diagram-like image and the structure's name. When they find the structure, they align the on-screen viewfinder, snap a picture, and the fun facts appear on screen. The captured pictures are viewable and shareable at the end of the trail in the Photo Gallery.