Mindfulness Coach - Android
Mindfulness Coach is my latest Android project, and one of the most exciting I've worked on lately.
This app aims to become the Mobile Health Team flagship app, and because of that, a lot of attention is being put into it.
The starting point for this app's design was the iOS counterpart, which had been designed more than 3 years ago.
The client asked to freshen up the looks without applying major changes to the flow, since they were already pretty satisfied with how the iOS app was performing.
I started by analyzing the user experience, and since I couldn't change the UX much, I sketched out a few UI edits that would have simplified the user journey through the app.
Any time I'm designing an app for the VA, I have to keep in mind an important concept: the target user is not a generic tech-savvy millennial.
The target user is a Veteran, most likely struggling with mental health issues and - sometimes - dealing with impairments or disabilities.
So I unveil with my Accessibility toolkit and make sure everything is compliant with WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 standards.
I had to define a visual language for the app. And with it being a mindfulness/relaxation app, I decided to go for a soothing dark blue theme with a pink accent color.
The palette had to inspire calm and relaxation, while the interface needed character, something to make it stand out from the crowd.
What suggests mindfulness, peace and kindness more than a Cherry Blossom Bonsai tree?
The Bonsai illustration and these custom-made icons were the final touches of what I consider a mindful soothing interface.