Flora — Final Presentation

Presentation-Flora

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Flora comps

So this is where I’m at on my app comps. There’s some minor tweaking left to do, and I still need to make the individual plant stats page, but other than that I think everything is going pretty well. I can’t decide which loading screen I prefer either. Right now I’m working on gathering images for the presentation, taking my own photos, and some basic presentation copy writing.

 

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Flora = Happy Plants

Flora is basically a houseplant happiness meter that indicated the happiness level of plants by glowing happy green, to alarming red. Plants are easily tracked via the iphone app, where the user has control to view the happiness level of all their plants, add, remove, and basic information pertaining to each plant.

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This is a happy plant. (green)

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The plant is less happy. (yellow)

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The plant is almost to it’s red stage, meaning water that plant! (orange)

 

Since the device itself is pretty simple, I decided to work on user flow and have a couple user tests. The first test was to see if my roommates noticed that the plant meter changed colors during the day. One did, one did not (typical). Then I made paper mockups and put them into POP. The user flow is really simple, but I had some nitpicky questions to ask about design stuff and comparing my two different mockups.

Do you prefer the arrow or the sidebar?Either; Sidebar

Do you prefer the logo or the header?Header; Header

Do you prefer the edit button flow, or the + – flow?
+ -; + –

Here are the mockups:

Version 1

flora-opening floraA1FloraA6 FloraA2 FloraA3 FloraA4 FloraA5

 

 

Version 2

flora-opening FloraB1 FloraB2 FLoraB3 FloraB4 FLoraB5

 

Below is the basic flow of my slides, which shows that I need to either take or find some awesome plant photos.
slides

 

Next I need to make moodboards, decide on a logo, and mockup the app in the computer.

Movie & Ideas

Men in Black III:
Scanner
Card Reader
Neuralizer
Weird bubble viewer
Round talking interface
Moving walls
Clock Interface
Old Neuralizer
Person to Person

Iron Man III:
Voice Activated
Implanted
Shirt thing
Body Armor
Extremist (brain scan)
Hologram phone
Jarvis
House robot
Hand/Space interface 3d projection
Metal projection marbles

neurolizer
Analysis:
The Neuralizer is a very important tool for the Men in Black team to erase the out of this world memories caused by alien presence and disturbance. The Neuralizer is a pen sized device that pops up and flashes a bright light that erases everyone’s memory. It is very practical for the Men in Black, but if it were to get into the wrong hands, earth would be in trouble. Another reason I chose the Neuralizer is because in the third movie, we see the evolution of the Neuralizer. Since the characters travel back in time, J almost gets his memory erased, which would have put the whole world at risk. The old Neuralizer is a big machine, with bright lights and a spinning chamber that the person goes in. This older design does not allow for Neuralizing of mass groups of people on the go, and it also requires much more time to work. Thankfully, it took more time to Neuralize, because J almost had his memory erased, but that’s another story. Something like the Neuralizer definitely does not need to exist in the real world, because abuse of that power would be inevitable, and I’m pretty sure there aren’t too many aliens living among us.

interface-sketches

App Roughs

App2-Rough
Well, this is where I’m at right now. I’m feeling pretty stuck as far as colors go, but at least I know which direction I would really like to flesh out. For my app I didn’t want to stray too far from what is generally accepted as real estate design norms, but I think that makes it appear a little bland and expected. Also, I haven’t decided on a name yet. I read some articles about naming your app, and I still can’t find the *perfect* name. The only other name (other than a real estate company name) that I could think of was GetRealEstate… I look forward to getting more feedback in class today.

App wireframes, user flow, mood boards, user survey, etc.

User survey (filled out by my roommates)

 

Roommate: Jordan
Should the house page be first on the list, as apposed to the search page?
Since functionality is key, the search bar should go first so that it will be easily accessible.

What would you prefer to see on the first page, map, listing, or both?
The house page is most aesthetically pleasing, but the search page is more practical on startup. I prefer the split view, since that is how google maps works, I think that is how people are most used to.

Does it bother you that it shows all listings at the zero state, not just listings in your price range, or change zero state altogether?
I think that it should be launched into the search function so that it shows things that are appropriate to each individual user.

Are there any features that you feel are unnecessary, or should be moved to secondary navigation?
No, I don’t think things need to move to secondary nav, but I do think that the icons need to be moved around (see notes).

Are there any additional features that you wish the app had?
Ads? Discounts? Referrals for local service providers? Pay for the app?

Would you prefer push notifications, or emails when new search results are listed? Maybe a preference to set that function?
Preference to set that within the person icon, with default push notifications on startup.

Word, i think its greeeeeat.

Roommate: Kim
Should the house page be first on the list, as apposed to the search page?
No, I don’t think I would like that, usually when I’m opening the app, I’m searching for new things in my app. then managing my finds.

What would you prefer to see on the first page, map, listing, or both?
I feel like the map gives you a good place to start with, and is a little less open-ended. You can search through neighborhoods and then that can lead into a more precise search.

Does it bother you that it shows all listings at the zero state, not just listings in your price range?
No. I think that’s normal, I have to plug that information in.

Are there any features that you feel are unnecessary, or should be moved to secondary navigation?

No. I think they are all things that I would like to have easily available.

Are there any additional features that you wish the app had?
It might be fun to have it connect to rentals as a secondary option. Connect to moving resources, or services.

Would you prefer push notifications, or emails when new search results are listed? Maybe a preference to set that function?
I think you should let people choose if they want one, or none, or the other.

1 This user flow is pretty basic, I feel like the pop app does a better job of explaining user flow.
2 3 4 Updated wire frames based on the first round of pop app testing.

Project2-mood mood boards for app ideas, typography, color, style, etc.