This week we were asked to consider applications that fit a certain point of view. In my own personal life, I am attempting to go paperless, so that was the driving force behind the apps I chose to storyboard. This fits in very well with the digital age. Whether it's saving trees, saving money, or just being in a place where you don't have paper, a mobile app can come in handy!
A few years back, I was following the workouts from the CrossFit website regularly. I would log onto the website, write down the workout of the day as well as my previous stats for that workout, go to the gym, record my stats for the week, then go back to my computer to enter my new stats into my digital record. This was an incredibly inefficient, but it worked at the time. The following storyboard depicts an idea for an app that takes care of that whole process.
When visiting my family over Christmas, we played cards or dominoes every night. I have always been the one to keep score, but this year my sister wanted to take care of that. Unfortunately, she could use a little brush-up on her basic math skills! Additionally, the notepad my parents had handy would not hold an entire game, so we had to flip the paper over mid-game, and hope the sleepy scorekeeper would record everything correctly. Here is the storyboard for an app to solve the paper and math problems.
I selected the scoring app for my prototypes. The first model I built was what I initially believed would be closer to what I would ultimately construct, but after designing my second model, I found some problems with the first one.
Finally, if you would like to see the prototypes in action, here is a video demonstration and self-critique. Until next time...