From the SPC website I was able to gather the main SPC products used. Also, there is a website commonly used by storm chasers (tessa.org) that consolidates products from the SPC and other external sources onto a splash page platform. This simply acts as a navigation pad.
Through my interviews I was able to determine the essential products used by chasers, separated into professional and amateur categories. This would determine the structure of the MVP.
I conducted research on existing apps available on the market which tailored to storm chasers, to see whether they had addressed any of the issues uncovered through user research. They mainly attempt to gather all the tools needed by a storm chaser into one product. The SPC data products, live streaming from other chasers, doppler radars, alerts from Twitter, and other community-based functionalities. The SPC data is simply importing the original webpage into the app. These are very much oriented around chasers pushing their own collected content in some form.
That being said there were some functionalities found that was very useful, such as the alert feature available from the Storm Hunters app. It gives the user the option to select different targeted areas for alerts, state, county, and city level, with a lot of different hazard alert options.
Conducting product design best practice, I used all the data collected to be able to define what would be MVP and how the user’s flow through the product be mapped.
Consideration was taken into what products were being used by which group of storm chasers, and how often to determine their immediate overall value. I also determined when each product is (generally) used (in relation to each other) during the storm chasing process to also determine it’s hierarchal value.
Although not all the products used by storm chasers are provided by the SPC (ie. wind and rain radar and Satellite), some of these are not available via specific apps of mobile-friendly web pages. In these instances, these will be included in the MVP structure.