Air Quality Mobile App

Your Personal Air Quality Companion

Empowering users by providing comprehensive, up-to-the-minute air quality information, including pollution levels, pollen counts, and weather conditions.

Corneleon Block, Lead UX Designer

22+

Screens

18+

research hrs

12+

Design Hours

3

Team members
User Persona

Meet Maria

Maria is a hardworking office manager in her mid-thirties. She lives in a densely populated area in Los Angeles, where air quality is poor. She has asthma, which is exacerbated by the polluted air, causing anxiety, discomfort, social isolation, and loneliness. Maria’s favorite outdoor activity is walking in the park, but she often feels restricted due to her health condition.

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“Living with asthma in an air quality deprived area can be challenging, but I’m determined to find ways to improve my well-being and connect with others.”

Problem

Maria is frustrated by the limited options for outdoor activities due to poor air quality in her area. She also feels isolated and lonely because her asthma prevents her from participating in social events and meeting new people.

Goal

Design a solution that caters to Maria’s needs, helping her manage her asthma, reduce anxiety, build a support network, and stay informed about air quality, ultimately improving her overall well-being.

User Research

Breathing Insights, Crafting Excellence

We delved into the realm of user research to gain a profound understanding of the needs, behaviors, and preferences of air-quality app users. To gather insights, we conduct surveys, and in-depth interviews with a diverse group of users, including asthma sufferers, allergy-prone individuals, environmental enthusiasts, and health-conscious urbanites.

By engaging with our user base, we identified pain points, uncovered user expectations, and discovered unmet needs, all while ensuring that their voices were heard in the design and development process.

Onboarding Complexity:

Users often struggle with the initial setup of the air-quality mobile app, including location data entry and personalization features, leading to a high dropout rate and reduced user engagement.

Data Presentation Overload:

The app presents an overwhelming amount of air quality data, charts, and graphs without clear contextual guidance, causing user confusion and a lack of actionable insights.

Inconsistent Real-Time Updates:

Users report inconsistent real-time air quality updates, resulting in a lack of trust in the app’s accuracy and undermining its effectiveness in helping users make timely decisions to protect their health.

User Journey

Breathing Life into Experience: A User Journey Unveiled

From discovering the app to experiencing a transformative journey; it’s a voyage of discovery and empowerment. As users embark on a quest for cleaner air, better health, and the ability to make informed choices, users are guided through a seamless process of learning, connecting, and taking action.

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Design Principles

Crafting a Healthier Tomorrow: Designing Principles for Air-Quality App Excellence

We delve into the core tenets that guided the creation of an exceptional user experience. These principles are based on the user pain point themes discovered during user research and will serve as the foundation upon which our app will be crafted, while aligning with our mission to empower users with real-time air-quality insights and help them make informed decisions to protect their well-being.

Simplified Onboarding

Simple

Streamline the onboarding process by reducing the number of initial user inputs, using geolocation services where possible, and offering clear, concise explanations of the app’s value proposition to new users.

Data Visualization

Intuitive

Enhance data presentation through intuitive visualizations, like color-coded maps, simplified charts, and trend graphs, to help users quickly grasp the air quality situation at a glance.

Real Time Alerts

Reliable

Implement a robust notification system that sends users real-time alerts and recommendations based on their location, ensuring that they stay informed and can take immediate action when air quality deteriorates.

By implementing these design solutions, we aim to create a user-friendly, informative, and engaging air-quality mobile app that empowers individuals to take control of their environmental health, make informed decisions, and ultimately lead healthier lives.

Design Solutions

Breathing Life into Design: Crafting Solutions for Air-Quality App Excellence

Our solutions approach encompassed simplifying onboarding, refining data presentation, and ensuring real-time reliability, empowering users to make informed decisions about their environmental health. We also introduced community engagement features, embracing community building and grassroots initiatives to foster environmental activism.

This phase, marked by creative ingenuity and a deep understanding of user needs, played a pivotal role in creating an air-quality app that offers not just data but a sense of community, control, and environmental responsibility.

Dashboard:

The central hub where users can access key information about the air quality in their location and make informed decisions to protect their health.

  • Location and Air Quality Summary
  • Health Recommendations
  • Real-Time Data
  • Weather Information
  • Map Integration
  • Community Insights
  • Actionable Buttons

Community:

A platform for users to come together, share their experiences, and work collectively toward improving air quality and their overall well-being. It fosters a sense of community engagement and empowerment, offering various features to encourage user participation and education.

  • Event Listings
  • Filter and Search
  • Event Details
  • Sharing and Social Integration
  • Notifications
  • User Generated Events
  • Community Forum

Groups:

A community-oriented section where users can connect with others who share their environmental concerns and interests. It provides a platform for users to collaborate, share experiences, and contribute to improving air quality collectively.

  • Group Creation
  • Group Discovery
  • Group Chat
  • Member Profiles
  • News and Updates
  • User-Generated Content
Next Steps

Taking the Next Breath with Confidence”

Building upon the solid foundation of our air quality app, our UX team is dedicated to continuously improving the user experience. This findings and assessments summary outlines key areas of improvement to enhance the air-quality mobile app, with a focus on user-centric design, data accuracy, and community engagement. It provides a roadmap for further development and refinements to make the app more effective and user-friendly.

Community Engagement:

Continue to support and expand the Community Events Page, as it has proven to be a valuable feature for user engagement and community-building.

User Personalization:

Develop more sophisticated personalization features that allow users to tailor their experience even further by specifying the types of air quality data that matter most to them.

Smart Home Integrations:

Partnership integrations with smart thermostats and air purifiers manufacturers that will allow users to control their indoor air quality devices and optimize their overall environmental comfort.

We will continue to allow the design principles of simplicity, refinement, and consistency to guide our design decisions. Through iterative design, we aim to create an even more intuitive, efficient, and engaging experience that empowers users to effortlessly monitor and manage their air quality, ultimately improving their well-being.