I’m always looking for new opportunities to create, collaborate and work on anything from half-baked ideas to big stuff.
The objective of the very first project was to create an interactive prototype of a mobile application. In this 1 week sprint, I had a partner to work with (in my case, it’s Haseeb). I identified a need and aimed towards solving that with an app in a simple and effective manner.
Haseeb procrastinates when it comes to completing important tasks — messing up plans and losing time.
I designed an app that can help to remind him on the important tasks to work on so he can better manage his time.
As part of my user research, we had a concept mapping exercise to visualise the material I gathered from interviewing Haseeb. From the interview, he mentioned bad experiences of him procrastinating that caused him to miss deadlines and mess up scheduled plans.
Haseeb is looking for something that can help him value time and prioritise goals that were important to work on.
“Getting up and doing things” made him feel disciplined and good
When procrastination kicked in, he felt that he didn’t utilise his time properly
Storyboarding was so fun as I get to visualise my user in a way that keeps me focused on the end-goal!
“Can you help me value time?”
“Certain goals are just more important.”
User flows were a great way to understand the steps that Haseeb will go through to attain the goal. I tested with him on some initial sketches and flows and observed as he went through them. He stumbled and pondered at certain points and mentioned a few things.
After all that jazz, I had a version that I was happy to test with! I created a paper prototype and scanned it onto the Marvel app and shared it with Haseeb and other users. The feedback was super helpful in helping me understand different angles and ways of using the app. Some suggestions included incentivising the user when a task is completed and estimating the time needed to work on milestones within a task.
SuperPin computes data and time from the details entered by the user, and creates a real-time changing wallpaper with a countdown clock counting down to the closest upcoming task. It allows the user to visit the task anytime whenever he uses his smartphone.