— Greta Thunberg (speech to EU Parliament - 2019)
As a starting point, we each did some market research on competitors to investigate the current offerings in the market and take inspiration from particular features that we liked about each app.
I then conducted a 15 minute sketching session to encourage each member of the team to draw out their vision of the solution.
Based on the sketching sessions, it was revealed that there were commonalties in the product vision. We identified the following key user stories:
In order for the engineers to begin on the architecture, I mocked up the main screens for the MVP based off the sketches created by the team and came up with the following:
With the clock ticking, I quickly did some mockups of the basic user journey before going over it with the desired styling. I opted for a refreshing gradient look and the simplicity of the UI. I then created for the developers a clickable prototype in Invision.
I used Invision to allow the engineers to inspect the HTML and CSS of the designs. The team used Glitch to develop the application and the app was built using React. It is accessible via the web and on native iOS app.