App Prototype

For this Graphic Design II course project, we were randomly assigned a Dr. Seuss book. My book was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. From there, we read our books three times and chose a theme, specific illustration, or specific moment (no matter how small) in the book as a basis for creating an app.

In short, I came up with three concepts and initially decided to pursue a water bill donor app, taking inspiration from when the Grinch gets Cindy Lou Who a glass of water. I eventually morphed it into an app used for tracking water usage and cost, with the ability to set alerts and report to local water municipalities if there’s a spike in cost. I named it “Tapp” and the final mission statement is: “Keep track of household water usage and cost”.

See app prototype.

Below is a gallery of the highlights of my process for creating the screens and prototyping the app in Adobe XD. Further down is my comprehensive process book, which details every step and choice.

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Taking the advice from all of the feedback I asked for throughout the process, I have created the following list of future updates to the design and functionality:

  1. Ability to link your water bill information directly to the app and/or pay your water bill from the app
  2. Consider selling to water municipalities to distribute a specific localized version to their customers
  3. Add communication notifications for when the local provider is doing maintenance
  4. Earn additional revenue by adding in paid recommendations for local plumbers
  5. Add option to receive notifications with weekly and monthly water consumption goals
  6. Add links to recommended national sites about water quality and usage
  7. Expand the scope of the app to include water quality tracking and local resources
  8. If the increased scope also includes a website in the future, I will include testimonies from people to highlight the function and success of the app