The focus of the project was to build a platform based around the search page, while the challenge was in implementing an easy and fast way for people, groups and businesses (the primary typologies of users) to review and interact together.
Using a user-centric approach, I designed a set of shortcuts like an advanced search page, a detailed map and list-view filter (which filters schools and businesses through various categories, such as ratings and relevance), contextual popups, and tutorials, giving users the fastest search experience.
Profiles were also added, which users can showcase their experiences with local schools, customize and update their profiles, and connect or contact others they may know.
The idea for this app derived from my own pursuit in finding a suitable Martial Arts school to extend my boxing prowess. I'm a sponge when it comes to Martial Arts styles, while learning and teaching others (students, experts, etc.) has become a beneficial experience I will always make use of.