ColorDay

Say Goodbye to Procrastination!

MOBILE UI/UX DESIGN | APPLE IOS CHALLENGE, USER RESEARCH METHODS | 10/2014
with Amy Liu, Yang Pan, Chuang Xie

Overview

ColorDay is a novel GTD app that combines time tracking with task management. It uses shape, colors and distance to communicate information. Having long been interested in persuasive technology and design for positive behavior change, I designed this app as my first venture into this field. In the CMU Apple Hackathon Challenge, I teamed up with three CMU developers to build ColorDay. We implemented it with Swift and presented it at the final pitch.

Problem

Lots of people suffer from procrastination. Lots of GTD (get things done) apps are on the market. Lots of people try lots of apps in the hopes of staying away from procrastination and retaking control of their lives. With so many potential solutions, the field has not yet settled on the right answers.

Why do people procrastinate?

After reading books on procrastination and talking with procrastinators, I summarized the following reasons for procrastination:

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