Design a self-tracking platform for target-oriented self- trackers.
role: interaction design
UNDERSTANDING THE USER & THE MARKET
As found in previous research, target-focused trackers aim for key numerical targets as a means of achieving their goals. These trackers define their active lifestyle by achieving a daily goal of 10,000 steps. We visualized the current process of selecting a device, tracking metrics and achieving goals from user diaries; there were many pain points and opportunities for failure. At the time of our research, the market was surprisingly homogeneous in form and function. These solutions were designed for performance optimizers and did little to keep target-focused users on the right track.
A NEW USER JOURNEY: LINKS
We designed Links, a tracking system that users customize to their goals. Links combines modular sensors and informational “links” on a wearable chain with a companion mobile app for deep data analysis. The Links platform is comprised of sensor “links” that track and notify trackers of related metric clusters. These sensor links can be purchased individually and assembled into sets on the wearable band.
The Links platform is comprised of sensor “links” that track and notify trackers of related metric clusters. These sensor links can be purchased individually and assembled into sets on the wearable band. Via the band’s embedded screen, trackers can view metric progress, alerts and receive tips. Links provide alerts through a unique interaction language featuring unique vibration patterns and LEDs.
LINKS: MOBILE APP
To visualize the user flow through the mobile native app, I brainstormed multiple wireframes for each key screen or screen flow. Wireframes circled in red represent my initial hypothesis of a user flow and screen layout; these choices were made based on considerations and limitations of screen real estate, a prioritization of tips and at-a-glance interpretations of link metrics, and an aim to streamline processes on a mobile device.