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Mobile, Product Design
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LifeGrow, a productive app, is one of my passion side projects aiming to motivate people to be more productive and focused in finishing challenges by growing a digital plant in their mobile phone.
LifeGrow was inspired by the conversations and discussions regarding the emotional needs of people and the Ted Talk from Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days.
The society is becoming more and more competitive. Companies are eager to develop the latest technologies, designers are competing to give birth to the most innovative ideas and people tend to begin a more and more fast-paced life. As a designer, I deeply feel the pain of anxiety, not being able to commit task effectively and procrastination.From there, an idea about motivating people with a healing experience has come to my mind.
I soon turned to people asking for their experience about anxiety and procrastination, found that it is a common pain. The feeling of not being motivated, the lack of continuous achievement feedback and the social stress are the key reasons for not being able to fulfill our goals.
We want a way to motivate ourselves, mildly, naturally and positively. And that is why I came up with the idea of using plants as a motivation, to encourage people in a peaceful, yet powerful way. Inspired by Khan Academy, I decided to apply the gamification principles to achieve more interactivity and empower users.
Based on initial research findings, I decided the MVP will be motivating people with the growth of the plants.
I used mockup plus to make the first version of low-fi prototype and tested with a few participants, with the following problems identified. With them in mind, I created the hi-fi prototype.
Try the interactive lifeGrow below! Or visit the prototype share link.
I showcase the screens a mature user can see, which are not shown in the prototype above.
To make the experience more delighted, I've put some efforts on crafting the seeds, growing plants and badges.
As a designer, I'm dedicated to solving problems in real life via design. LifeGrow is my first experiment and is still under development.
I have conveyed the basic ideas here, if you are interested in giving me any feedback, joining me to give birth to an amazing product, or would like to fund me, please don't hesitate to contact me!