Overview

Pauli is a simple mobile task app, that allows users to color-coordinate specific tasks and incentivize them to complete and stay on task.


Research

STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEW

Interviewing Paul was probably the most important aspect of this project.  Really understanding what his needs/wants were really helped me create a product that tackled these aspects.  What I found through this interview was that Paul needed a very simple task app that could remind and prioritize different tasks he needed to get done.

PERSONA DEVELOPMENT

Creating a simple yet powerful persona (Paul) helped me remember that I'm designing for him and not myself.  Whenever I felt myself straying to the latter, I opted back to the persona to refocus my design outcomes.   

COMPETITIVE/COMPARATIVE/AUDIT

I conducted a competitive/comparative and heuristic analysis on other task apps to figure out what aspects I could replicate, and which aspects I could do away with.  At the same time I referenced my persona to align his needs with the features of these tasks apps to give myself a clear picture of a desirable deliverable for Paul.


Design

Sketches

I drew out a few sketches of a simple interface that I thought would meet Paul's task needs.  I incorporated a color coordinating feature, that allows Paul to associate tasks with colors, as well as a "now" tab and a "later" tab.

High Fidelity Mockups

Using my sketches as the blueprints of my high fidelity mockup, I decided to do away with the home screen toggle feature and redesign the "now" and "later" features as a divided list.  This way Paul doesn't have to leave a single screen.