Prosodio - Pointer App
Presently is a lightweight journaling app that helps users remember the little moments in their day. It’s so lightweight, however, that they’re struggling to keep users engaged. Presently needs a way to motivate their users to post daily
4 Member Team
Roles and responsibilities
Visual Design Lead I Co-Lead Interaction Designer
With virtual school starting for her oldest child, Aubrey wants to feel empowered with the technology she uses to instill a love of literacy and make the bonding experience of reading aloud together a positive and productive one.
However, due to a busy work-from-home schedule, Aubrey can’t always monitor her children’s reading progress, so Aubrey needs to know that her kids are measurably learning enough from each storytime to feel confident they can continue reading on their own.
SCOPE & CONSTRAINTS
Based on usability tests, buttons were confusing. We kept the simple green palette but added a bit more shades of green to create a rich color experience.
Many journal entries were lost/erased so a sign-in page with cloud storage will allow
her journal entries to stay in her account
and allows to track for long periods of time.
PERSONA - OUR PROTAGONIST
Not enough time when working
Easy to use, intuitive
Engaging for kids
No boundaries or focus during Pandemic
What’s the problem? Who’s the protagonist?
What’s our plan of action?
What’s the story? What are our goals?
HERE IS OUR STORY...
USER QUOTES REGARDING USER FRIENDLY / ACCESSIBILITY APP:
“Not many internet providers out here...” (Ability to work offline)
“Going back and forth between platforms is a struggle.” (Single platform and consistency)
“...I’m not very computer literate…” (Not too technical; more straightforward and simple)
Understanding the background, our steps:
Interviewed Ruben, the Client.
Reviewed his research on Parent and Child Literacy.
Began our research with relevant articles.
Heuristics Evaluation and Comparative Analysis.
The top 4 pain points discovered during
User Interviews include:
Child autonomy when necessary
Child reading progress
ORIGINAL APP BASIC LAYOUT
PROCESS & ROLE
I developed the walkthrough screens and the sign-up screen. Here are a few reiterations based on feedback and design simplification based on Alice’s needs.
USABILITY TESTING RESULTS
Mood tracking button
“Looks like a sticker”
“Face not intuitive enough”
Photo upload button
Photo upload button placement
Photo upload button should be a more standard “camera” icon
“I don’t follow”
Preference for a bar graph
Too much blank space on graph
A step by step iteration/reiteration process just by designing the sign up screen. I kept with the brand green and charcoal while taking the liberty of adding a hint of yellow via a gradient. Later versions had the "lemon-lime" color subdued for a more frosted look. Much easier and calming for Alice.
UPDATED VISUALIZATION AND ENHANCE FEATURES
For the future
After the redesign and enhancement of the Presently App, my main goal was to make it compete and be a contender in the journaling/gratitude app industry. with that being accomplished, my team and I would consider:
Mental health resources
Recaps for month or year
Hi-Fi Usability Testing