One of the many struggles of students and working professionals is how to manage heavy workloads and strict deadlines. Check is a social productivity app that allows users to collect points by completing tasks off their to-do list and compete against their friends.
One of the many struggles of students and working professionals is how to manage heavy workloads and strict deadlines. Through my journey as a student I found that a lot of stress could ultimately be avoided through proper management of my projects. With this project I sought out to help students develop better working habits earlier in their academics careers than I did in my own.
My proposed solution to this problem was to design a mobile application that would help improve peoples work habits, but that people would want to use. Many to-do list apps are successful in a utilitarian sense, but because there is no incentive to use them, people tend to lose interest quickly.
My app combines the functions of a game, social network and productivity app. Users earn points by completing tasks on time, and can level up to different tiers. The app also keeps track of work habits and let's the user know whether they are on track or not. The social aspect of the game plays on people's competitive nature so that while on the surface they are competing in the game, the reality is they are competing to better themselves as people.
The unfortunate thing with social media and technology in general nowadays is that it can get in the way of us living our lives to our fullest potential. With this concept I sought to create something that would assist in life rather than getting in the way of it.
Sketching out rough ideas and the flow of the application. Ultimately I ending up changing the navigation style in the finished product.
Users collect points by completing tasks and checking them off their to-do lists. Once enough points are amassed, the user will level up to different tiers. The points awarded to the user are directly proportional to how quickly they are able to check them off. Points are deducted from the user for completing tasks late.
The application also is able to keep track of how well you are staying on track. These results are displayed on a graph that shows how long it took you to complete tasks and how many points were awarded. You are also able to see all ongoing projects and how far along you have progressed on them.
Finally, the calendar function allows the user to keep track of upcoming deadlines and view a list view of all their projects. By tapping on a date where projects are due, users are able to see how many points they have earned.