About this project
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Basic design of card deck and box
- Design and adaptation of the images to the deck. - Create the logo and backside design of the cards. - Design of the card deck box. - Design of the display unit.
Hand deliver of the deck
Hand deliver of 100 individual decks for those people who live nearby Barcelona. Will do an informal meeting somewhere Barcelona to show the product and deliver it to the supporters.
Optimum design of cards, box and display unit
Dedication of double the amount of time to obtain a more aesthetic design of the deck, the box and the display unit, and also the branding.
Develop a mobile app
Adaptation of the existing Android app to iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and development of an improved premium version for both operating systems.
Design and development of a website
Design and development of a multilingual web with information of the product, on-line shop and links to the Google Play Store Travel Cards app (and also to the App Store in case there's enough funds to create the iOS app).
Printing of the cards and shipment from factory.
Printing of 2170 decks (minimum order).
Printing of the display units and shipment from factory
Printing of 500 display units (minimum order) .
Shipment via post of 150 individual decks to Spain in bubble envelopes to protect each deck.
Shipment of 12 decks packs
Shipment via post of 80 packs of 12 decks to Spain in carton boxes.
Shipment of 24 decks packs
Shipment via post of 40 packs of 12 decks to Spain in carton boxes.
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The "Travel Cards" deck is a poker card deck that allow you to communicate with other people without the need of using words. It is extremely useful if you go on vacation to a place you don't know the language they speak.
The deck contains high quality icons and silhouettes of the most used words you would use on vacation. They are divided into 4 categories: feeding, activities, transport and help.
It works for every language in the world, as this is not an English-to-another-language translator, it's a universal translator.
Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.
The "Travel Cards" deck is a traditional poker card deck with the added value of being a multilingual translator with the most used words by travelers, which have been selected after asking a significant group of frequent travelers.
Why this is important
Two years ago I went on vacation to Japan. My level of English is quite high, so I supposed I wouldn't have any problems to communicate with the people there, although when I arrived, I saw that their English was quite a bit different than mine.
After some attempts asking where was the beach at the hotel receptionist and his coworkers, we finally understood each other using symbols and signs.
It was in that precise moment when the idea of a multilingual translator was born, as there are lots of persons who go on vacation to places where neither their language nor any other known is not spoken.
Goals of the crowdfunding campaign
The main goal of this project is to raise the minimum funds to design and print the "Travel Cards".
Also, find distribution points like book stores, toy stores, travel agencies or any other interested shops.
Two yeas ago I also started the Multimedia Degree at the UOC university and the last semester I wrote a creative briefing and a publicity campaign idea for a mobile application on which the "Travel Cards" deck is based upon.
The project is based on the mobile application "Travel Cards", also developed by me, available for free on the Google Play Store (http://elmeuordinador.blogspot.com/2011/07/aplicacio-per-android-travel-cards.html), which had to be born in that format due to the required initial investment (cost near 0).
Even though, my idea was always creating a real card deck, which can be very useful on vacation as, besides of being a translator, it can be used as an entertainment means in long trips on planes, trains, ships...