This was my very first UX project while at a UX Design Immersive Program. I’ve documented my first go through the whole process— from the research, planning, designing, prototyping, to testing phases. The premise was to design a personal mobile app for a classmate that solved a problem. For my partner, I found that having a calm and focused mind via a regular mediation practice was important to her, but she struggled to keep a consistent practice. I designed a meditation app with features that add more accountability, consistency, and social connection that are currently missing in existing meditation apps. Here is the clickable lo-fi prototype.
I started off with an open-ended and exploratory interview, and with her responses organized them with an affinity diagram. I came to see that she’d been wanting to establish a more regular meditation practice because it helps her with her mental and emotional well-being.
She already does it occasionally, but struggles with feeling motivated.
There are a few meditation apps on the market so I did a comparative competitive analysis to see what gaps there are. Upon seeing that none built in accountability through group meditation and live sessions, that’s what this app is focused on.
This app allows users to find live meditation groups based on their needs/goals, and then builds in accountability by adding alarms and syncs to online calendars. Meditation sessions are streamed by the host at scheduled times, where the user can see and chat with other members. Having a social component also increases accountability by creating a sense of belonging. Below are the lo-fi screens of the prototype and user screen flow.
Below are some screens taken to high fidelity post-project. These screens show the screens after inputting user goals/needs. Users are shown meditation groups that meet their needs the best; users can get more information about the sessions; and lastly, once users commit (using some stronger language there!), alarms are added, and the sessions are synced to their calendars.