During week 10 of my BrainStation bootcamp, I had the opportunity to participate in a 24 hour cross-disciplinary hackathon run by Google. I was teamed up with one other UX Designer, 2 Developers, and 2 Data Scientists. My team worked through the night to solve the problem space and generate a solution that would benefit our users. My teams solution was a fitness app specifically for individuals who live their life in a wheelchair. Check out our process bellow!
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With a persona developed, we wanted to grasp what our users needs were. To accomplish this we created user stories that consisted of an action and benefit. Doing this helped outline the function of the application (action) and how this would, in turn, help the user accomplish their goal (benefit).
Creating the user stories is an exercise that not only helped us further understand the user, but also continued to develop the solution. For instance, we focused our task flow and final product on the user stories that involved tracking calories and watching exercise videos. At this point, our data science folks came in to help us figure out how it would be possible to alternatively count calories for individuals who are in a wheelchair. They started busting out graphs, numbers, and data while we finalized our task flow and stated gathering inspiration.
Using our inspiration images, we sketched multiple iterations of each screen until we were confident with a design. We then drew solution sketches to build our low fidelity wireframes off of. We brought the low fidelity designs to our team members to ensure they were happy with how the design was going and to just touch base. At this point we had about 17 hours left until presentations. Our team was liking our progress, so we continued trucking along!
When the user opens the application, it opens to their dashboard. This is were they can see how many calories they have burned for the day, their average heart rate, and how much water they drank during the day. They can also see their exercise log and log any workouts they have done or want to do.
The user can get to his screen one of two ways. By selecting the add exercise CTA or the weight icon in the navigation bar. Once here, they can explore available workouts, sort workouts by muscle group, or even search for a specific workout they are looking for.
When the user selects one of the workouts, they are brought to a version of this screen. They can see a description of the workout, intensity levels, time it will take to complete, and how many calories they will burn. This information allows the user to make an informed decision about their fitness that can all be tracked directly in the app.
When the user decides on their workout, from the preview screen, they press play and their pre-recorded workout starts playing. They can follow along with the video and pause to take a break whenever they need to. When the workout is completed, their workout will be added to their log and their calories burned will be updated.