Plants in the Park 


Credit Iphone + hand mockup by Gwénolé Jaffrédou

Credit Iphone + hand mockup by Gwénolé Jaffrédou

Central Park, NewYork

Central Park, NewYork


Design process

  • Finding an inspiration
  • Finding target users
  • Sketching wireframes and user flows 
  • Making a paper prototype
  • User testing
  • Getting feedback, re-designing and testing again

Inspiration

It started from my personal experience when I was a kid. One day, I cooked my noodle with a mushroom from the supermarket. After a finishing the noodle, I had terrible stomachache and went to the hospital. It turned to be that I ate uncooked mushroom.

Another inspiration is from "Into The Wild" film. (Spoiled alert)  the main character dies after he had poisonous plants while he was cooking.

Therefore, I want to make a concept of an educational mobile application that lets people discover edible plants or poisoned plants around Central park since It is an iconic park in NewYork and I live here.


 I have an idea based on my personal problem that I’ve eaten mushroom that didn’t cook very well. Then, I got a bad stomachache and puked a lot. Another inspiration is from in to the wild movie that the actor, Alex accidentally ate poisoned plant then he died. With these experiences, I found an inspiration from youtube video ” Savage in the wild.

I would like to create an app that shows area of  free herb, plants to eat or to cook as a healthy food. This app also educates New Yorkers to know the different between each edible plants.


Concept

Plants in the park is a mobile platform that aims to educate people who live in different cities by teaching them about edible or poisonous plants in their local parks. Users can learn how to prepare and discover new plants in their local areas, which in this case is Central Park, NewYork. The target audience is Vegans, Healthy People, Students and NewYorkers.


User Profile

     Dave, Age 28      Occupation   Office worker     Life Style   Dave is born and raised in NewYork. He works around 5th ave. where it's pretty close to Central Park.   He loves to walk around the park during weekends just for having a fresh air or reading a book. 

 

Dave, Age 28

Occupation  Office worker

Life Style  Dave is born and raised in NewYork. He works around 5th ave. where it's pretty close to Central Park. He loves to walk around the park during weekends just for having a fresh air or reading a book. 

     Sarah, Age 32     Occupation    Yoga Teacher    Life Style   Sarah is a vegan. she loves eco friendly and organic products. She uses her mobile phone quite often to search for good places and restaurants 

 

Sarah, Age 32

Occupation  Yoga Teacher

Life Style Sarah is a vegan. she loves eco friendly and organic products. She uses her mobile phone quite often to search for good places and restaurants 

    Drew, Age 18    Occupation    College Student    Life Style   Drew studies in science major. He likes outdoor activities; for example, camping or hiking. 

 

Drew, Age 18

Occupation  College Student

Life Style Drew studies in science major. He likes outdoor activities; for example, camping or hiking. 


User flow diagram


Wireframes


User testing with paper prototype.


Final Design.

App icon design

App icon design

Developed UI for an introduction page

Developed UI for an introduction page

Developed UI for Scan page.

Developed UI for Scan page.

Developed UI for an snap page

Developed UI for an snap page