Now that all the oil has run out, international travel is once again mostly conducted by boat. Harking back to the glory days of the steam-powered ocean liner, cruise lines ferry passengers between such major sea ports as Manchester, England and San Antonio, Texas.
One such liner is named The Orca. With five tiers of cabins, from decadent luxury to near-inhumane, her sixth generation corn-fired steam engine provides as smooth and fast a ride as can be expected, given the circumstances.
The cruise line that runs The Orca has hired you to design their ticketing website. You’ll both showcase what the boat has to offer and provide a convenient interface for those looking to make a booking. Since modern travellers are generally equipped with mobile computers, you’ll be building a tablet UI. For now, just build the front page.
- You have limited screen real estate to demonstrate what is possible - both an exploration of the ship, and the ability to purchase tickets.
- The design should make sense to those with varying intents, from holiday cruisers to those travelling on a budget.
- Regular travellers should have a way to quickly place a booking.
Bon voyage! Send a postcard of your work once you’re done :)