A powerful way to transform our lives is through the practice of gratitude.
By practicing gratitude, we can shift focus from a life of not enough, one instilled by consumerism and modern marketing, to a life of plenty, one signified by joy and appreciation. This is a life where nothing is taken for granted, one where we are able to appreciate the small miracles occurring each and every day, all around us.
By noting our thoughts on a daily basis, we are literally rewiring the brain. Those who apply this technique tend to be more creative, be more resilient to adversity, have a stronger immune system, and have stronger social relationships.
This app aims to induce this conscious state of daily appreciation, and bring awareness to our lives, our thoughts, and our minds.
- I want to add my thoughts with ease
- I want to see how many entries I’ve made today
- I want to have my data backed up on the cloud
- I want to see my usage statistics
I developed a series of low-fidelity wireframes, which were built into a working prototype at each iteration.
The initial prototype had the button bar at the top. After a series of user tests, it was apparent that the app was far more intuitive with this bar positioned at the bottom.
Another discovery was a preference for a single focus entry method, as shown in the second prototype. Also now included is a counter to track the number of entries, increasing feelings of engagement.