Some people find it hard to consistently exercise. Because of busy work and family schedules, daily distractions like friends, social media, and entertainment, and negative feelings associated with exercise. However, not exercising can lead to health concerns—heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
As there are already several exercise apps that exist, my goal was to tailor my app to a target group of people and understand their pain points. My online and user research with twenty people reveals that many people would like the new exercise app to include classes, such as at-home exercises, stretching guides for specific areas, and flexibility exercises. Because the majority of respondents were women who work in offices, I chose to focus my app on this target audience.
YUJ is a user-friendly app that motivates people to do yoga for the long term. The app supports both meditation and exercise practice, includes audio instructions with relaxing music, gives the option for users to upload their exercise videos to a trainer, and get a reward when reaching their goals. Each exercise video is short and easy to follow, and sends encouraging notifications when users complete their goals.
The benefits of doing regular exercise transcend to all aspects of a person's well-being and leave people feeling more refreshed and relaxed, both physically and mentally. As a designer, I'm trying to design delightful visual design experiences, either through UI/UX or motion design. Hopefully, through my design I can make people's life more convenient or better in some way.