JustAte is a concept app designed collaboratively in a team of 5 for a 48-hour long hackathon, designed to assist mothers with gestational diabetes log their meals for the 3 months of their third trimester.
Women with gestational diabetes are required to log their meals every day and share the information (photos and/or text) with their doctors and care teams.
Our team developed a high-fidelity prototype that allowed women to:
With only 48 hours to create an app while located in 5 different states, our team knew that we would need to divide and conquer the workload. I created a Gantt chart to help us visualize our plan.
My teammates developed and recruited participants who have used food logging apps for a survey about logging habits.
Our biggest takeaway away from the survey was user's hunger for logging food through a photograph. 100% of users agreed that it would make logging easier.
With survey data to back us up, we summarized our users' experiences in an empathy map.
Knowing that we would need to allow women to both log their food and set their notification preferences, my team collaboratively created 2 user flows to set a direction for our wireframes.
Having done our research and generating tons of ideas, the team used the IBM prioritization grid to help us guide our decision-making in the time crunch.
One of our teammates brought to the table a clear sketched concept for the UI of the app: a constellation theme, where each log would add another star to a constellation and by the end of their third trimester would reveal a galaxy.
With our teammate's sketch as guidance, the team began collaboratively wireframing in Figma. We jumped ahead to mid-fidelity to save ourselves some time.
With the constellation theme as our guide, my teammates and I pulled in inspirational images and used them to generate color palette possibilities.
Once we selected our final color palette, we moved straight into applying UI and collaboratively creating animations and interactions for the prototype.
Even though our UI concept was strong and the team understood it, we didn't integrate it effectively within the app. One of the judges commented, "the overhaul concept of constellations takes it away from the goal of the app, I felt like I was entering the realms of astrology."
The strong research we did was applauded by the judges: "Great research process", one commented. And it paid off! "I really like the idea of making photography the main way you log food. This takes a great burden off of the shoulders of the users."
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