Mobile app design

  • Project - Exercise mobile app
  • Work done - mobile app design, UX, UI,

A mobile app that shows aggregate distance walked and creates a hero narrative.

The app was a noncommercial project created during my Masters thesis work on delivering aspects of positive psychology on mobile phones. It aimed to construct an overarching narrative to exercise so that any distance travelled whatsoever contributed to an epic journey, bringing extra meaning and motivation to exercise.

The user sets a target location anywhere in world; in this case, Paris. The phone's pedometer and GPS functions track distance travelled by the user and add it to the journey. Current progress is shown on a world and local map, and the user can view their virtual location in the app and track that location relative to sightseeing attractions and other points of interest; in the image above, the Golden Gate Bridge.