17-23 years of age
Categorized as Digital Natives and Millennials - they have grown up with technology
Have experience and are comfortable with technology even though they may not understand it
Spend a significant amount of time on entertainment and games
Prefer an environment with multiple forms of simultaneous sensory input (music playing while reading, for example)
Email, SMS, Facebook messenger and cell phones are primary forms of communication
ASSIGNEMENT WEEK 2
For this assignment, I had to identify all the possible factors that delay the students in the morning. These factors should then be categorized in order to find out whether they can be controlled or at least anticipated.
To do this, I asked a group of potential users to state these factors. I then asked them to place in chronological order a typical morning using the enumerated factors. This allowed us to see that there will be two types of data to be managed : the public data and te personnel data.
Public data such as weather, road conditions, travel time, etc., and personal data such as time for make-up, shower, lunch, etc.
This data will then merge to determine the wake-up time of the student in order to avoid being late in the morning. So the idea of a customized alarm clock application has emerge. The application will therefore offer a user profile section that will contain user-specific data linked to various Web services such as weather, traffic and bus schedules.
The concept : An alarm clock app that will automatically setup the wake-up time based on many factors. The traffic condition, the weather, the shower time and the beginning of the first class are examples of factors. Before going to sleep, the student starts the app, indicate the starting of the first class, and the app calculated the estimate time to wake-up. So no more reasons to be late!
Here is the resulting sitemap.
And here's a video to showcase this sitemap made with Adobe xD
ASSIGNMENT WEEK 3
For this assignment, I had to identify all the possible functions the app will have in order to simulate it for potential users. This assignment was fun to do and had a huge impact on how I envision the app.
I continued using Adobe Xd an made some ajustements in order to clarify some options. The result is simple but functional. This prototype was tested with potential users but I didn't had the autorisation to record them. So here's the video of the prototype itself. The password is wakeup.
This week's task was my favorite. Although the idea is simple, creating an alarm clock application synchronized with the morning routine of the user is not at all easy. I have often used the same process to sketch projects but here the particularity has been to properly grasp the needs of the users. It was necessary to find the right style to catch their attention and to the taste of the day ...
So I opted for a neutral style in order to highlight the functions of the application. Knowing very well that the color palette can sometimes be difficult to sell to certain users, I added an option in the preferences of the application to choose the preferred palette. Here for the needs of the interface, I was with a palette inspired by my moodboard.
I had fun also creating a logo for the app... By accident I removed a stroke on the A of WakeUP and I saw an eye wide open...
I realized that the hierarchy of information was important too. You should see the time, the options and finally the secondary information as well as the schedule.
Here is the result: