A tool to visualize & track an individual's environmental impact. Users can stay informed on everyday steps that they can take to combat climate change.
With each day, the climate crisis gradually worsens. While many are aware of the impending effects of climate change, it is difficult to know just how much of an impact we have on the environment as individuals. Eco buddy aims to address this common dilemma by providing a way for people to visualize their current impact as well as track their efforts to improve it. Eco buddy encourages the implementation of everyday measures that can be taken to live more environmentally friendly.
Above is my intended 10 week production plan between January and May 2020. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, my final semester was cut short and I was forced to re-evaluate my timeline under these extenuating circumstances. User Testing, which is an absolute crucial component of the design iteration process, was unfortunately unable to be formally conducted within the project timeframe.
Information was collected on what efforts people are currently making in their day-to-day lives to mitigate climate change. When asked what currently prevents them from implementing eco-friendly lifestyle habits that are accessible to them, 80% of participants claimed that convenience is a main inhibiting factor and 61% selected forgetfulness.
To get a further sense of foundation and direction, I had to review what eco-apps are currently doing and where they fall short in accomplishing user needs.
Through my user survey results, I found that it was crucial emphasize convenience, and keep users informed and reminded.
Critical points to consider:
Before moving on to the higher fidelity visuals of the user interface, I spent some time ideating through paper and pencil wireframes. This process allowed me to do some rapid prototyping in order to get an idea of what some basic user interaction flows would look like.