MEDITATE-ON-THE-GO

A smartwatch application with a companion mobile application to track & enable meditation anytime, anywhere. Smart application that learns your behavior, mood, time, physiological level, activity and lets you track all this data, suggests meditation, set reminder to meditate.


1. PROJECT DETAILS

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  • Deliverables: For each step in the design process, I have explained my thoughts and decisions in 3 parts
    1. AIM - Why did I decide to work on a particular research/design deliverable?
    2. APPROACH - How did I achieve it?
    3. LESSONS LEARNT - What did I learn from the process? 
 

2. CHALLENGE - PROBLEM DISCOVERY PHASE

Is this project made from scratch?

Yes. 

What is it about?

As a child, I never understood meditation. Even after growing up, when stress in life increased, I tried meditation but it felt very difficult. I tried few meditation apps but nothing worked. Once I stumbled upon a monk video. I understood the core essence of meditation and found an opportunity to design a solution for millennials like me, who struggle with stress and find meditation difficult due to busy lifestyle.

Problem: 

Everyone on this planet deals with stress in some way or the other. Even though, meditation is a proven technique to reduce stress it is not being used widely by millennial due to busy lifestyle which is filled with excessive distractions. There are many meditation mobile apps available but they are on the most distrustful device - mobile itself. Technology should be harnessed to enable meditation on the fly. I wanted to research and find out how valid were my assumptions. So I conducted user research and designed a solution for this problem.

What is the Goal / Hypothesis?

The goal is to first find out whether my assumptions are valid or not and next, create a design solution that enables meditation on the go, anytime, anywhere and the user can also learn his progress over time. 

 

3. RESEARCH PHASE

3.1.  DIARY STUDY

  • AIM

I decided to conduct research to find out how users meditate. What the users know and say might be different because mediation is quite personal. Therefore interviews won't be of much help in this case. Instead, I decided to conduct diary study to learn more about user behavior. 

  • APPROACH

I conducted diary study with 5 people. I asked them to note down every key point of their day. This qualitative data was used to find the pain points. Recruited 5 participants, 2 on them were expert meditator using the app, 3 of them were novice. 1 expert and 1 novice were asked to do the diary study for  15 days. Rest of them were asked to do the study for 1 week. This is because I wanted to learn how a person's behavior and attitude changes over different duration of time. They were asked to note down every happy, sad, anxious and surprising event of the day. Also they were asked to note down the time and duration of their meditation exercises. I sent each participant multiple reminders during the day. 

  • LESSONS LEARNT

Each participant used Google docs to write down their data. At the end of the study, I spoke to each participant and went over their document in front of them. I asked them clarifying questions on why they wrote certain instances. I analyzed a huge bunch of qualitative data and I found some interesting patterns in the behavior while meditating as well as while doing normal work.

 

3.2.  SURVEY

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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3.3.  PERSONA NARRATIVES

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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3.4.  MENTAL MODEL

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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3.5. WORD CLOUD

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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4. DESIGN PHASE

4.1. IDEATION & STORYBOARDING

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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4.2. EMPATHY MAP

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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4.3.  FLOW CHART

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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4.4.  CONCEPTUAL SYSTEM DESIGN

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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5. PROTOTYPING & USABILITY TESTING

5.1. PAPER PROTOTYPING

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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5.3. WIREFRAMES

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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5.4. WIREFRAME - USABILITY TESTING

  • AIM

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  • APPROACH

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  • LESSONS LEARNT

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LEARNING OUTCOME

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