Complete UX/UI design from scratch
• UX research: desk-research, interviews, customer journey mapping, user testing, card-sorting
• UI design: Lo-fi sketching, hi-fi UI design in Sketch and Invision
About Goshuin and how this project started
A few years back me and my girlfriend visited Japan. She had bought this special notebook at a department store, and every time we visited a temple or shrine she would collect a stamp. These stamps (Goshuin) and the books you keep them in (the Goshuinchō) are part of an old tradition. Collecting them during your trip through Japan is like partaking in a pilgramage. After returning home you have a book filled with memories you keep forever.
There is also another side to collecting the stamps. You are financially supporting these historical places. Each stamp costs around ￥500 (€4,15/$4,55). This money is used by the temples and shrines to preserve their history and traditions!
I think Goshuin are fascinating and really looked forward to doing some kind of project on them. But first I needed a problem. While going through my exploratory research I quickly found a potential issue. Even though there was plenty of information on what Goshuin were, there was little to no information on where to get them. This is where I started my project.
My initial hypothesis: Tourists who visit Japan do not know where to collect Goshuin.