I've spent the better part of 2015-2016 contracting with the OpenTable web design team. During that time, I've designed new features around the idea of discovery, and worked closely with engineers to implement the designs across web, tablet, and mobile.
This is the live implementation of the Landmarks page I designed. The map shows the landmark and where nearby restaurants are. Landmark pages needed a flexible design that can accommodate a range of restaurants, from 5 to 5000.
To make a reservation, specify the number of people, day, and time that you’re looking for, then click “Find a Table”. The page updates to show you which restaurants have reservations available. Clicking a time, such as 6:00 at Thirsty Bear, takes you to another page to complete your reservation.
Landmarks is a new product feature that I designed and implemented with a small engineering team, highlighting popular spots in every city. Landmark pages show you where a landmark is in the city you're visiting, and allows you to browse and book reservations at nearby restaurants.
A large aspect of discovery is exploring the museums, parks, landmarks, and neighborhoods around you. This is true whether you’re looking for things to do in your own city, or discovering places to go in a city that
you’re unfamiliar with.