This is an application which helps people to block message or social media information in order to make the user focus on working or study.
Today, mobile phones have become part of people’s lives, Some people even unconsciously check their smartphone whether or not they have received a message. There are some apps that can help people to solve this problem. But it is not useful for some young students because of their lack of self-control.
I find that most people check their phones out of habit. Usually, after checking the phone, they realize that they shouldn’t, especially when working or studying. This application focuses on encouraging people using this app to stop checking their phones and make it difficult to get out the app itself.
The common thing that I found through contacting and observing the students was that they have an extremely hard time controlling themselves to focus on working . Especially for younger college students who actually live alone for the first time, without their parents. If they are used to checking their phone, it is hard to change the habit.
I created the user journey which shows a user's feeling of the process of a user who has this problem when he is studying. I find that habits drive some people's action of the checking phone. That means they don't want to watch the phone.
There are many similar applications today, and they are more or less helpful to my potential users. I analyzed and compared them and found some problems.
Most people feel guilty after checking their phones when they are studying or working. Adding more steps during the process of closing the application will make the user consider if they want to stop the task.
I found that most of the users who are loyal to social media are loyal mainly due to communication with friends. So I want to use this factor to attract more users to use my app. I think this aspect is essential because it must be popular enough to draw users' attention. I created the activities on this app and encouraged users to join it. It will increase user usage.
Via is a university student. Her major is website and new media design. She is a hard-working student, but she is an addict of social media. Every time she is studying, she can't control herself and unconsciously checks her phone many times, so she needs a way to help her habit. She wants to save time.
At the very beginning, I considered how to sort the AI map of my app. Combining the analysis and user testing, I made the personal model on the home page at the first level and put the "start new section" after it. These two sections are the main content of my home page. Activities page and Friends page is the second and the third page.
According to the user flow, I create the main wireframes of this application. These wireframes show how to start a personal task.
I did several times user testings in order to make sure my design follow the task flows and truly solve the problem.
I think my application should be one which looks like a social media application but a little different, so the bold and saturated colors do not fit. I chose green as the main color because it is good for the eye, and sometimes is also a symbol reminiscent of education.
This logo is a synthesis of a uppcase ‘o’, the middle letter of a clock, and the shape of a clock. I want that it would convey the meaningful concept which is time is very important. The colorful palette could make it more attractive.
Throughout the design process, a human-centered design concept runs through it. As a tool-based app, convenience and simplicity are among the essential design points. Based on the pain points I found earlier, I designed this app for solving user's problem.