Other works

A collection of different works of mine.

In this section, I have assembled samples from different projects and case studies I have worked on during my free time or as part of university projects.

Travel App Concept

Store and share your travel stories

The idea for this fictional project came to my mind because I always struggled to keep a travel diary and write about my day every evening. We usually keep videos or photos from our vacation on our mobile phones anyway so why not use this fact and create a digital version of a travel diary?

Challenge
The main challenge was to find a solution so that users can still use the app if they are not vacationing or keeping a travel diary. On the other side, I wanted to differentiate the app from common ones which are more like travel search engines and focus on gaining profit instead of travel experience.

Research
First, I did a little research which consisted of doing a competitor analysis and some user interviews. These mainly where about users' experiences with traveling and how they use their photos and videos after their vacation.

  1. More and more user use social media or blogs to find inspiration for vacation than common search engines.
  2. Users are seeking a solution to store their photos from past vacations in a better way, than storing them in their photo albums on their phones.
  3. Apart from sharing their experiences, some people do want an option to keep their pictures and videos private.

Concept
I opted for using a lot of images to draw the user's attention to new possible spots they could be interested in.

Screen design of the travel app concept to share and save your travel memories

In the profile section, users should easily find their posts and have some sort of map, that shows them all their past journeys. This perfectly illustrates their vacations instead of having their photos kind of hidden in the photo gallery. Furthermore users should be able to keep their posts to themselves. In case users are in a new place and have no clue what to do, they can locate themselves with this app and see what other users in this area did.

Screen design of the travel app concept to share and save your travel memories

In the profile section, users should easily find their posts and have some sort of map, that shows them all their past journeys. This perfectly illustrates their vacations instead of having their photos kind of hidden in the photo gallery. Furthermore users should be able to keep their posts to themselves.

Screen design of the travel app concept to share and save your travel memories

An interactive map visualizes users' past vacations with their written memories, photos and videos.

Fitness App Concept

Keep track of your workouts and nutrition

Whenever I was doing my workouts, I had to use an extra fitness tracker and had to peek on another device or paper sheet to figure out my next exercise, how many repetitions and so on. On top of that, I was missing a good smartwatch app to help me store and track my routines which led me to the idea for this personal project.

Challenge
At first, I was struggling to display all details and information needed for the workout and food tracking section without cluttering the screen. Furthermore the limited space on a smartwatch to display important information and UI elements was a difficult task.

Research
At the beginning of this fictional project, I did a little research which consisted of doing a competitor analysis and some user interviews. These mainly were about users' experiences with fitness apps and how they do their workouts or tracking their vital signs.

  1. Participants told me, that not only their vital values like heart rate are important for them. They also need a feature for tracking their nutrition.
  2. Users want images or videos which explain exercises and what specific muscle group is trained during a workout.
  3. Furthermore users want to get new and alternating workouts for free and an option to assemble their own workouts.
  4. They would also welcome a good integration of wearables during their workouts.

Concept
The main focus was placed on how to integrate a workout section with a food tracking feature. After some different ideas I came up with a concept of having 3 main features.

Screen design of the fitness app concept to track workouts and nutrition

These consist of a dashboard which includes saved workouts and the user's vitals, a food tracking feature and a section to search for and create workouts. Users can easily access them by using a tab bar at the bottom. There are a lot of important details in the dashboard, food tracking and workout section. Thus I tried many different ways of displaying this kind of information, which I showed some users to get potential feedback.

Screen design of the fitness app concept to track workouts and nutrition

For the wearable concept I focused on getting as many details as possible onto the screen without overstraining the user with too much information. I experimented a lot with how to display details when in workout mode so that it's usable and intuitive for the user.

Screen design of the smartwatch app concept to manage workouts

Daily UI Challenge

E-Learning Dashboard

Screen design of a dashboard for e-learning

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