Below is the conceptual design sketch I have created for integrating GoogleMaps with Mobile Technology through easy application navigation.
The Left half is a model for what the data phone interface may look like while the Right side is what the average cell phone interface may look like. The ‘Home Screen’ for both will have 5 selections: Directions, Navigation, Open-Ended search (i.e. “Mexican Food”), General Map, and Google Search. I chose these four selections (discluding the search bar) because I feel these four features would be used most with mobile technology. In my mind, each feature is clearly color coded to show users continuity. Take for example, directions could be red, navigation could be blue, Maps could be green, and open ended could be yellow. When in map mode, all streets and street names could be a shade of green. If the user wants only directions from point A to point B, they would be illustrated on the side in red. If using the navigation feature, the route could be blue on an all green map to distinguish map from navigational directions. Also, if searching for landmarks or locations in “open-ended” they can be illustrated by yellow marker points.