Plants in the Park 


Credit Iphone + hand mockup by Gwénolé Jaffrédou

Credit Iphone + hand mockup by Gwénolé Jaffrédou

Central Park, NewYork

Central Park, NewYork

Plants in the Park is an app for plant identification and education tool for Central Park.

Platform

Mobile (ios)

Role

UX/UI 

Strategic goal

Create an educational mobile app that teaches user about edible and poisonous plants in Central Park 

Scope

  • 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.


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 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.


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 New Yorkers.


User Profile

    Dave, Age 28    Occupation   Office worker   Life Style   Dave is born and raised in New York. 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 New York. 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 pag

Developed UI for an snap pag