Students are confronted by digital media every day of their lives and are accustomed to their cellphones being apart of their daily routine. Students are affected by many psychological and physical drawbacks that arise from digital media that discourages a positive and healthy student lifestyle. However, I speculate that the corresponding medium that prompts psychological and physical drawbacks can be utilized to encourage more positive and healthy habits. By redesigning the OCADu student app in a way where it can be more effective and useful in a students day to day life, this can help students maintain a more balanced experience.
Tools Used: Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop
Duration: 2 Weeks
Stress due to heavy workload demands and lack of support provided by some OCAD faculty. Cognitive overload due to overwhelming workloads and timelines.
Low Physical Activity
Self-efficacy suggests that social support of exercising is beneficial.
Physical activeness supports and improves brain function, increasing concentration, memory, stress handling and learning.
Low Social Engagement
Social anxiety makes peer interactions and negative criticism difficult for some individuals. Introverted individuals have a difficult time finding events/clubs that are interesting to them.
Replacing the existing my OCADu mobile app by developing a new and better app!
To create more opportunities and tools that can encourage and support students to be more productive, as well as increase physical activity and social engagement.
The app aims to help students better manage their time, and thus increase productivity
Old OCADu App
Student life - Students deadlines + courses + tuition
Library - available/accessible libraries
Contact - Campus numbers
Getting around - Building locations
Socials - OCAD social media + news + events + resources
Action - Account app settings + Sign out
User Flowchart of the new OCADu App
Flowchart of how the app will work flow. Shows the focus of each category. A general overview of what the app consists off.
General layout of what the app will look like. Mainly focusing on clarity and simplicity.
High-Fidelity Wireframe - Landing Page
User input student number and password + onboarding
High-Fidelity Wireframe - Homepage
The main/homepage of the app consists of daily reminders of tasks and events that are to be completed.
Students will be able to add tasks which will appear on the homepage on the day of the task.
High-Fidelity Wireframe - Academic Information
Academic timetables will allow students to better manage their school work.
Reminders of upcoming deadlines on assignments will be headlined. Ideally integrated with Canvas
High-Fidelity Wireframe - Physical Activity Monitor
Tracker will provide resources/discounted gym memberships when using the app.
Track grant money for health and wellness.
Weekly updates + reminders. Set physical activity goals for themselves.
Include rewards for completed goals to encourage more activity.
High-Fidelity Wireframe - OCAD Social Platform
The app will provide opportunity for students to interact & engage with each other to create a sense of community.
As a platform for students to seek help & communicate & share work more easily. Forums and groups, share social events.