Plantly: an app concept
As someone who loves to learn, I enjoy taking online courses in all areas of design to build on my existing knowledge and discover new, creative approaches to visual problem-solving. So when an interest sparked to dip my toes in user interface and user experience design, I decided to complete DesignLab's User Interface Design course in the summer of 2019.
The focus of DesignLab's course is to educate students on both UI design fundamentals as well as UX principles, and ultimately design an app using this newfound knowledge. As a house plant lover, I chose to design an app that offers plant care information and a watering schedule. I've seen many versions of apps like this, but none that were appealing to me; therefore, I decided to mockup my own! While working one-on-one with a program mentor (someone who actually works in the UI/UX field) – and through an organized, structured process – I brainstormed, researched, conceptualized, designed, tested, and prototyped my app idea. This is the result.