Promptly app is a new journaling app that provides users a way to reflect on thought-provoking prompts focusing on various topics that are personalized to their everyday life
Some challenges I initially encountered was trying to figure out a goal for the user. But after a few drafts of wireframes and talking to potential users and my mentor, I discovered a way to create a goal for the users to keep them interactive with the app. Having a dashboard with some visuals to showcase how often they have journaled and within each category, can really help a user have fun with the app and want to meet all their goals.
Another challenge was trying to gather information about the user but without asking too many personal information as it can overstep security and make the user not feel secure about using the app. I decided to ask very simple question about what topics they would like instead of any invasive personal questions. In the future, I would love to do further testing and see how I can gather more information without overstepping any security boundaries.
I think I also need to do further testing when it comes to colors. I worry the red in the app, would be alarming. I need to re-adjust this in a future re-design if time permits.
I would also love to do more user testing to further refine the functionalities and flow. Adding features such as uploading an image or video would be another great idea. Maybe even adding a paid subscription. But further testing and research will need to be done.