Meditation App

Designing a one-of-it's-kind mediation app that is decluttered and highly personalized and allows you to focus on what's imperative - your breath.

MVP Product Design Visual Design

iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro
App image
iPhone 14 Pro
App image
iPhone 14 Pro
App image
iPhone 14 Pro
App image
iPhone 14 Pro
App image
iPhone 14 Pro
App image
iPhone 14 Pro

Client

Shvaas

Services

User Flow

UX Design

Prototype

Visual Design

Industries

Health & Wellness

Date

Aug 2020 - Oct 2020

My Role as a UX Designer

As a UX Designer, I wore multiple hats to bring this concept to life.

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Brainstorming

Brainstorm

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User Flow

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Visual Design

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Prototyping

Prototype

Objective

A meditation and mindfulness app that guides the user through a series of exercises that focus on deep breathing to give you insights and tips on how to improve the breathing rate - reminding you to take time to breathe every day.

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Understanding the Landscape

Secondary research allowed us to delve deep into the existing market, understand user behaviors, and identify unmet needs.

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Balance between guidance and flexibility

Too much structure can be overwhelming, while too little can lead to a lack of motivation.

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Cognitive Overload

Users often feel overwhelmed by too many choices. This leads to decision fatigue, contradicting the purpose of meditation.

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De-clutter

A common theme was the need for an app that simplifies the meditation process and reduces digital clutter, resonating deeply with our app's core philosophy.

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Growing emphasis on mental health and self care

This led us to prioritize features that promote regular practice and mental well-being, such as personalized reminders and unobtrusive design.

Nearly 70% of users expressed feeling overwhelmed by too many options in meditation apps. It's like walking into a giant supermarket and not knowing what to buy!

😥 Facing the Digital Dilemma

Ever noticed how your phone never stops buzzing with notifications? It's like a never-ending digital concert, and staying focused amidst all that noise feels almost impossible, right?

That's where this app steps in. It’s designed to help you shift your focus back to yourself.

Imagine a space where you're tuning into the rhythm of your breath - inhale, exhale, and repeat.

So, how do we make meditation as easy as picking up your phone?

We were all about making it a seamless part of your day. Whether you're a morning meditator or a before-bed relaxer, we wanted this app to fit right into the user's routine. No more excuses, no more "I'll do it tomorrow." It's all about making meditation as convenient as grabbing your morning coffee.

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The goal was to

  1. To limit the excessive number of choices that ultimately cause anxiety.

  1. To set the right environment for the user making the app functional in any situation.

  2. To follow an effortless, minimalistic design approach by reducing the number of visual and audio-based distractions - keeping the primary functions easily accessible and ready to use.

🎨 Visual Design: A Spectrum of Serenity

When we started designing the app, we wanted the colors to speak to your soul. And what better inspiration than the seven chakras, right? Each chakra is associated with specific colors, and we've harnessed this color theory to create a visual language that's not just pleasing to the eyes but also soothing for the mind.

Here's what made this feature a success!

Just breathe

Start your journey by taking a relaxing breath. The app's clean interface utilizes specific colors known to promote healing and relaxation, helping you unwind before even diving in.

Just breathe

Start your journey by taking a relaxing breath. The app's clean interface utilizes specific colors known to promote healing and relaxation, helping you unwind before even diving in.

Meditate Based on How You Feel

The app offers emotional awareness and resilience training through timed zen sessions, allowing you to better understand and manage your current state of mind.

Meditate Based on How You Feel

The app offers emotional awareness and resilience training through timed zen sessions, allowing you to better understand and manage your current state of mind.

Rescue Sessions

Need to de-stress quickly? The two-minute zen sessions are perfect for diffusing overwhelming moments, whether you're experiencing a panic attack or just having a busy day.

Rescue Sessions

Need to de-stress quickly? The two-minute zen sessions are perfect for diffusing overwhelming moments, whether you're experiencing a panic attack or just having a busy day.

Together in tranquility

While the app offers individual meditation sessions, you can also invite a friend to join for a guided experience. This feature provides a safe space for those who turn to friends for support during stressful times.

Together in tranquility

While the app offers individual meditation sessions, you can also invite a friend to join for a guided experience. This feature provides a safe space for those who turn to friends for support during stressful times.

Keep tabs on your growth

To turn a mindful activity into a habit, the app encourages users to repeat the activity at a consistent frequency, without breaks. Even on busy days, users tend to take shorter zen sessions to maintain their streaks.

Keep tabs on your growth

To turn a mindful activity into a habit, the app encourages users to repeat the activity at a consistent frequency, without breaks. Even on busy days, users tend to take shorter zen sessions to maintain their streaks.

See how well you're doing

By tracking your breath, the app helps you identify internal and external factors that impact your meditation experience. Analyzing your breathing patterns allows for a deeper understanding of your mindfulness journey.

See how well you're doing

By tracking your breath, the app helps you identify internal and external factors that impact your meditation experience. Analyzing your breathing patterns allows for a deeper understanding of your mindfulness journey.

What I learned…

People associate meditation with the feeling of releasing or setting themselves free, being in a place of serenity, and experiencing tranquility. It was a challenge to design a simple and effective interface, the app narrows down all the user’s basic needs for meditation, making it extremely easy to navigate within – without having them to really sit and think about using the app.

It was interesting to learn that focusing on certain colors can promote healing in specific parts of the body. Color visualization can be a powerful tool in meditation due to the link between the seven colors of the light spectrum and the seven chakras.

Anjali Darbha

Senior Product Designer & Illustrator

© 2024 Anjali Darbha. All rights reserved.

Anjali Darbha

Senior Product Designer & Illustrator

© 2024 Anjali Darbha. All rights reserved.

Anjali Darbha

Senior Product Designer & Illustrator

© 2024 Anjali Darbha. All rights reserved.