Ahead - an efficiency app that helps you build better task management, reading, and fitness habits.
my role: sole visual designer and illustrator on a team of 4
timeline: January 2020 - May
Design Problem Space
Efficiency is one of the greatest problems that we are facing right now, and time management is a huge topic. We want to create this app that could motivate people to set goals to manage their assignments, readings, and fitness goals.
Finish all her classwork and assignments on time.
Exercise 40 minutes every day.
Read News and articles that interest her.
She has a lot of things to do, and many thoughts in mind, but cannot plan things well. Sometimes she would miss the deadline of her work, or procrastinate until forever.
She wants to keep track of her daily tasks.
She wants to set goals for herself, and check the process of her tasks.
She wants to know the completed tasks and incomplete tasks everyday / every week.
She wants to be motivated in finishing all her tasks.
Name: Sally Age: 21
"How might we improve the efficiency in task management, and help people build better habits, and achieve their goals. "
By clicking into "today, there are two main sections: reading tasks and all tasks. The progress bar shows how much the task is completed.
These are the setting interface, where users can edit sublists and notes; set deadlines and reminders, and even tags.
There are five preset categories in "dashboard", but users can create more categories by different features.
In "statistics", users can see all how well they've accomplished these tasks. To motivate users to finish their tasks on time, we design some rewards.
Throughout the process, I've learned to draw and refine stylistic illustrations for the app, and design components that would look minimal, but aesthetically appealing to the users. More importantly, I gained more experience and skills in communicating with the engineers on our team on every detail to make our design achievable.