This week’s assignment required us to take the Lunch Money Buddy app one step further, and begin creating site maps. For this assignment, I chose to take a graphical approach to highlight onboarding and various scenarios using the app. I developed highly simplified UI elements to show how some functionality might look. The idea was not to fully develop robust wireframes, but just to show how different interactions may look at their most basic level. Developing a site map this way was a good practice in visualizing how Lunch Money Buddy might actually look if it were developed.
If I were creating a site map for a larger website as opposed to a mobile app, I probably would have developed a more traditional text-based site map. Lunch Money Buddy, like many mobile apps, had a simple hierarchy that was mostly contained in sidebar navigation.