Project

Lyfe Health
Google UX Project

Role

Interviewing
Ideating
Wireframing
Prototyping
Usability Testing
Iterating

Tools

Pen + Paper
Figma
Jamboard

Duration

June – September, 2022

Challenge

People live busy lives and creating a diet that not only fits health goals like fitness and weight but also considers ailments/allergies that limit or prevent one from eating certain foods is a very time intensive pursuit.

Solution

To design an app that takes into account all health considerations to create a meal plan with recipes and a shopping list to help people achieve their diet goals.

Research

Summary

The research showed that people do place a high importance on their diet/health goals and sometimes do find it difficult to create a perfect meal plan. I learned that if there was an app that could do this for them automatically they would be more inclined to eat a better diet.

Persona

Tyler, 32
Common Law
Accountant

Tyler is an accountant who lives with his partner and is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle. He has been dealing with a recent medical condition and is also allergic to gluten so meal planning can sometimes be a chore. His work is conducted on his work or home PC so he prefers if he can access the software from there. 

Goals

  • The related objectives this person wants to successfully complete  

Frustrations

  • The issues or pain points that they encounter or try to avoid

Competitive Audit

An audit of a few competitor’s products provided direction on gaps and opportunities to address with the Lyfe app. 

My Fitness Pal

Type

Direct

Strength

+ easy to navigate, organized

+ consistent use of typography, color palette

Weakness

– only in one language

– small spacing & typography

Noom Weight Loss

Type

Indirect

Strength

+ available in two languages

+ menu and other info easy to find

Weakness

– missing informative footer, no terms

Strava Fitness

Type

Indirect

Strength

+ consistent use of typography, color palette and general design ethos

Weakness

– only in one language

– key info present, not convoluted

Design Process

Paper Wireframes

I did a quick ideation exercise to come up with ideas for how to address gaps identified in the competitive audit. My focus was specifically on a simple flow to capture necessary information in regards to creating a custom diet plan.

Digital Wireframes

After ideating and drafting some paper wireframes, I created the initial designs for the Lyfe app. These designs focused on delivering personalized guidance to users to help create a customized diet plan.

 

Low-Fidelity Prototype

Usability Study Findings

  • People had trouble understanding what step of the process or part of the app they were in

  • People were confused by the design choice since it was hard to read

  • Two out of three users had trouble with the organization of the app sections

Mockups

Based on the insights I created more logical setup for the questionnaire. Previously moving forward was unclear since it appears  the user can drag up or down on the screen. The new design clearly shows one step at a time with a next button.

Additional design changes included resizing to make the section more consistent as well as adding text to the footer menu to allow easier navigation.

Final Design

Hi-Fidelity Prototype

Final high fidelity prototype presented a clear flow with all the more logical options that allow the user to move around the app less friction. It also achieved the needs for simple ordering process and progress tracking

Lyfe Health Prototype

Outcomes

Impact

The changes made allowed our target user to move more easily through the flow and to find the necessary areas pertaining to creating and managing their custom diet plan.

What I learned:

I learned some small changes can make a big difference to the user experience. Also, some assumptions can be wrong and it’s good to learn from research and make changes.

Next Steps

1. Conduct another usability study to determine if the previous challenges have been addressed.

2. Provide incentives and rewards to users for successfully reducing their food waste.

3. Insert a few sentences summarizing the next steps you would take with this project and why.