Semester: Fall 2015
Class: CT431 Intro to UX design
Professor’s Comments: Mobile devices are both helpful (Trello!) and harmful (YouTube!) to your productivity. Nathalie wanted to design an app that would help people focus and get sh*t done. Motivate knows your schedule and will place all your to-dos in slots that make sense. Tasks are broken up and spread out so you don’t get overwhelmed or bored. Your favorite motivational music will play to get you moving and it’ll even block access to your social and entertainment apps if you don’t get to work. I love that Nathalie came up with so many ideas to combat procrastination and that she executed them so beautifully. We are both fans of Gmunk and Ash Thorp, so she was encouraged to use that rich and complicated movie UI style as inspiration while adhering to functional simplicity. I think she pulled it off fantastically.