UX/UI Design, iOS Application Design and Prototyping

Year: Junior Fall 2021

Duration: 4 weeks

Here I was tasked with mapping out and designing an app for iOS users that took advantage of the functionality of either a calendar, notepad, or to-do list. My personal goal for this project was to create a calendar and note-based nutrition app for individuals who struggle with body dysmorphia and anorexic tendencies. This should work to help them move towards a better mental and physical health through thoughtful approaches and a calming aesthetic.

Original research included looking at existing nutrition and mental health apps, surveys within a target audience, and interviews with some of those individuals from the surveys. Further research included speaking with Dr. Lauren Forrest from Penn State’s College of Medicine, who has worked with patients in areas of these concerns, and gaining guidance for proper approaches within this app.

Once initial research was done, I built a user flow in order to map out how the app would work. I then moved on to create both low-fidelity and high-fidelity wireframes. These wireframes were prototyped and went through user testing. These users were then asked to evaluate the prototype through a series of survey questions and rating scale.

The final outcome was an application with an aesthetically soft design with supportive phrasing and a functionality and navigation system easy for users to comprehend.