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

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Design Problem Space  

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Studying from home and taking online classes is becoming a new norm because of global pandemic. According to our survey, over half of the students are expressing concerns for being able to  focus on and maintaining their self-discipline. In fact, learning and studying in cyberspace creates difficulty for students to manage their tasks productively. In our design, we aim to build a solution for college students to stay motivated in managing their tasks in a more delightful and engaging way. 

User Research  

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Design Question

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"How might we improve the efficiency in task management, and help college students build better habits, and achieve their goals.  "

User Persona  

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Information Architecture 

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Style Guide 

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Typography 
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Colors 
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Final Design 

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Onboarding 
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Task Management 
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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. 
Task Setting 
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Create Categories
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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. 
Statistics 
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Promotion 

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Reflection

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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.