Plants in the Park
Plants in the Park is an app for plant identification and education tool for Central Park.
Create an educational mobile app that teaches user about edible and poisonous plants in Central Park
The user can understand the variety of edible and poisonous plants in Central Park.
The user can identify plants in Central park based on 2 options in the app.
The user can understand how important of the right way of cooking edible plants.
- Finding an inspiration
- Finding target users
- Sketching wireframes and user flows
- Making a paper prototype
- User testing
- Getting feedback, re-designing and testing again
It started from my personal experience when I was a kid. One day, I cooked my noodles with a mushroom from the supermarket. After a finishing the noodles, I had terrible stomach ache and went to the hospital. It turned to be that I ate uncooked mushrooms.
Another inspiration is from "Into The Wild" film. (Spoiler alert) the main character dies after he had poisonous plants while he was cooking.
Therefore, I wanted to make a concept of an educational mobile app that lets people discover edible plants or poisonous plants around Central Park since it is an iconic park in New York and I live here. I wanted to create an app that shows areas of free herb, plants to eat or to cook as a healthy food and educates New Yorkers to know the different between each edible plants.
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 New Yorkers.