From what our Needs and Requirements document is telling us, we need to come up with a design for Google Maps that simplifies the interface and makes features more obvious to the user. In my design below, I kept the Google Maps site very similar to the way it is currently set up. I think the map needs to continue to be the focal point of the site strictly because that’s what all the tools/everything is based on. It keeps the simple search bar at the top and is simplified to two buttons on the side: Get Directions and Browse Features. When clicked on, these two buttons would expand in that left bar of the site to give users more options instead of cluttering the initial screen with them. The same goes for the Customize Map button on the map side. Instead of having options listed directly on the map, they are placed in a convenient dropdown menu.