The tour of the PLAN-T app prototype
This is a college project for the course of UI Design. As a student, I could design any type of app for the project and I chose to design an app that helps the users identify their plants and give them tips on how to take care of them. Plan-t can identify the plant, and give the user information regarding their next watering date, proper sunlight exposure, even plant origin. What makes Plan-T unique is that it has a "Featured Shops" section where the user can see new local shops and visit their social media through the app. There are also monthly articles about the shops, proper plant care, and featured plants.
As a customer user I wanted to use an app that can:
1.Identify my plant
2.Help take care of my plant
3.Help me with helpful tips and information about plants
4.Introduce me to plant shops and people So I brainstormed and based on what other apps showcased, these are the most common sections users are looking for a such an app. What makes PLAN-T different than the rest of the other apps is that it has a Featured Shops section with monthly features, this way it allows users to meet local shop owners and the shop owners are benefited by the advertisement.
At first I wanted to create a separate user profile and a separate settings section on the app. While working on that I was debating on what the user profile could include besides some personal information. I considered some type of point system for taking care of the plants but I forfeited that idea because I had trouble deciding how the point system would be created and what would give the user points. I believed this idea would be time-consuming and I had to be realistic with my available timeline.
Instead of creating a separate user profile and settings, I merged these two sections under user profile. It is a common option in many apps. Now the user can have their own personal information, such as a photo (optional), name, and a number of plants owned but they will also access settings and social media links of the company.
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