Pal App by Drew Tozer

Home > Winners > #92264


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Pal

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
App

INSPIRATION:
Inspiration for Pal came from other mental health apps, such as Headspace, Youper, Calm, and Moodkit. The decision to approach loneliness as the main problem was inspired by user interviews, where many young adults identified their struggles with loneliness originating or worsening from an overuse of social media. My main objective was to create an accessible and friendly app that supports and encourages lonely young adults to make healthy transitions for their mental and physical health.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Pal is a blockchain and AI powered app to reduce loneliness in young adults who are suffering from social media dependencies. The app uses a variety of personal health widgets to track user progress and suggest helpful, personalized tips. The apps social widgets promote users to meetup and build meaningful friendships and habits offline. The widgets include a local event calendar, routine builder, chat with a professional, and a personal progress tracker.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Users that create an account with Pal first fill out a brief questionnaire that helps the app to identify skills that the user can focus on to decrease loneliness. The home page will use a smart interface to prompt users to record certain physical health measures, and recommend helpful tips (such as drinking more water and eating more food). It will also notify users of upcoming events and provide friendly encouraging messages. From the homepage, users can access any of the features.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in January 2019 and was finished in April 2019 in Halifax, Canada at NSCAD University.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interface and Interaction Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The app was prototyped using Sketch for a user centred experience. All illustrations were created on Adobe Illustrator. The prototype is focused on a speculative user profile, Remy, who reflects a combination of users interviewed for this project.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The AI system will receive chronological data on events, progress in skills, and from other apps from pal’s integrated blockchain-run data collection. This way, it knows how to track progress and suggest tools and tips for growing progress in your specified skill groups. The data will also help to monitor your routine via logs on the blockchain. If the user permits pal access to their data from social media apps, it’ll use it to track time spent on the app, and provide gentle reminders when user’s overstep their goals for social media usage.

TAGS:
UX, UI, User Centred, Mental Health, User Research, Design Thinking

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Research began with journals on loneliness and social media usage, 13 interviews with the target demographic, and a survey. I learned that meaningful face-to-face connections and engagement with hobbies were the best way to reduce loneliness. Therefore, Pal was made with a routine builder to keep users on healthy schedules; a map that allows users to track their progress; a chat that hears their worries and responds helpfully; and an event planner that offers users opportunities to meet locals.

CHALLENGE:
The most challenging creative challenge was identifying how to promote spending less time on social media through an app. Pal had to become the "anti social media", which meant finding opportunities for users to get off the app and build meaningful connections, stronger physical and mental health. Every feature of Pal's has to work to promote less screen time.

ADDED DATE:
2019-09-25 13:14:12

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :


IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Creator IQUII Digital Company, iPhone X - Free Responsive Mockup, 2017.
Image #4: Creator ANTHONY BOYD GRAPHICS, Clay iPhone X Mockup Vol.2, 2018. https://www.anthonyboyd.graphics/mockups/clay-ipho ne-x-mockup-vol-2/
Image #5: Creator COBE, 8 Photorealistic iPhone 7 Mockups, 2016.

Visit the following page to learn more: https://bit.ly/2OjUYiG
VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Drew Tozer

PROFILE:
Drew Tozer is a young freelance designer and student working towards her Bachelor of Design. Her practice is user experience and user interface focused. Her intent as she grows as a designer is to tackle larger social and environmental issues through design. This project was a personal exploration and learning experience into the process of designing mobile applications.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Pal App by Drew Tozer is a Nominee in Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Drew Tozer when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Pal App by Drew Tozer is Winner in Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Drew Tozer.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Drew Tozer.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Submit Comment | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit

Did you like Drew Tozer's Mobile Design?
You will most likely enjoy other award winning mobile designs as well.
Click here to view more Award Winning Mobile Designs.


Did you like Pal App? Help us create a global awareness for good mobile design worldwide. Show your support for Drew Tozer, the creator of great mobile design by gifting them a nomination ticket so that we could promote more of their great mobile designs.

See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |