The Wave – a recently-built leisure centre based in Coventry – offers one of the most nationally renowned water park facilities in the country. This water park facility is also the only activity at the leisure centre that is bookable via their custom-made website.
Our developers created The Wave’s booking system using the WooCommerce plugin. If you don’t know, WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce plugin compatible with – and specifically made for – WordPress websites. Open-source plugins are built based on suggestions and contributions from developers all over the world, making them ever-improving.
eCommerce plugins can help turn an average website into a digital shop-front. And in this case, a water park reception area. After clicking ‘Book Tickets’, users are directed to a digital calendar where they can pick the date and time of their visit, as well as a ticket type. Then they input their personal details and are taken to a payment page, where they complete their transaction.
The Wave’s booking system is designed with the user in mind: it is simple and stripped back so that users are not confused or misinformed by an overload of information. But at the same time, their carefully crafted steps ensure that each user is taken on a well-thought-out journey through the booking process. And they receive just the right amount of information to avoid confusion and ensure a successful day of water-fun!
Good design is functional!