The need is to define the User Experience Design for clicktoparadise.com , which will be a portal for 'Holiday rentals' in Mauritius.
The concept is based on Airbnb, where people will search for holiday accommodations (Villas, bungalows, home rentals, self catering, beach house, beach hut, cottages, sea view apartment, Golf rental, Ocean view) in Mauritius. In short --> "Finding your perfect Mauritian holiday home"
The final deliverable are wireframes and visual designs (high-definition/css/PSDs). In terms of technology, the site will be developed on Magento which is an ecommerce platform and the following booking system : https://magento2demo.webkul.com/modules-demo2/?demo=Webkul_BookingSystem. So some design concepts can be borrowed from these technology. For this role there is NO need to code the website (there are developers who already working on these).
The phases of this project are as follows and will have to be in completed in <1 month please :
1: User research and online Market research for similar concept. Underline motivations, expectations for a defined market (France, UK , China , India , Germany, South Africa mainly - Russia is emerging). This is mainly to design the service and identify the needs of the customers.
Create personas focusing on the major needs of the most important user groups.
2: User Journey
Design the journey of a person consuming booking a place step by step. Along the way, high and low experience points of the journey to be identified.
3: Visual design & PSDs
A visual prototype and PSDS covering the main page and few next steps of the portal. It should incorporate both visual and interaction design details as needed to clearly communicate the design. (can use InVision, proto.io or please advise what would be most suitable that you have experience on)
Some reference websites that I think are leveraging the same concept, however I am looking to serve specific market in mauritius and eventually the indian ocean :) :