UMO

UMO

ROLE

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  • Research
  • Visuals
  • Prototyping

ROLE

  • Ideation
  • Research
  • Visuals
  • Prototyping

ROLE

  • Ideation
  • Research
  • Visuals
  • Prototyping

ROLE

  • Ideation
  • Research
  • Visuals
  • Prototyping

ROLE

  • Ideation
  • Research
  • Visuals
  • Prototyping

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—PROBLEM

—PROBLEM

—PROBLEM

—PROBLEM

Our target audiences for UMO are students, ranging from middle school until university, and working adults up to the age of 40. Upon conducting our research on the effects of long working hours, we discovered that there are four main pain points: burnout, distractions, multi-tasking, and motivation.

These factors negatively impact our physical and mental health. A few notable mentions include stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and a steady decline of efficiency and productivity. The challenges we set out for UMO are to encourage healthier work habits and produce higher productivity while avoiding overwhelming students and working adults.

Our target audiences for UMO are students, ranging from middle school until university, and working adults up to the age of 40. Upon conducting our research on the effects of long working hours, we discovered that there are four main pain points: burnout, distractions, multi-tasking, and motivation.

These factors negatively impact our physical and mental health. A few notable mentions include stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and a steady decline of efficiency and productivity. The challenges we set out for UMO are to encourage healthier work habits and produce higher productivity while avoiding overwhelming students and working adults.

Our target audiences for UMO are students, ranging from middle school until university, and working adults up to the age of 40. Upon conducting our research on the effects of long working hours, we discovered that there are four main pain points: burnout, distractions, multi-tasking, and motivation.

These factors negatively impact our physical and mental health. A few notable mentions include stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and a steady decline of efficiency and productivity. The challenges we set out for UMO are to encourage healthier work habits and produce higher productivity while avoiding overwhelming students and working adults.

Our target audiences for UMO are students, ranging from middle school until university, and working adults up to the age of 40. Upon conducting our research on the effects of long working hours, we discovered that there are four main pain points: burnout, distractions, multi-tasking, and motivation.

These factors negatively impact our physical and mental health. A few notable mentions include stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and a steady decline of efficiency and productivity. The challenges we set out for UMO are to encourage healthier work habits and produce higher productivity while avoiding overwhelming students and working adults.

As a student, I have never been able to efficiently work on a project from start to finish. A majority of the allotted time is spent worrying about whether or not I can actually finish and the general shenanigans associated with procrastination. Although I am aware of my own shortcoming, my brain continues to find distractions—anything else to focus on besides whatever's due next. It is a difficult and long journey to change old habits. How can we simplify the process and promote productivity without pressuring the user? 

With its companion app, UMO:

  • tracks your productivity progress and provides insight
  • offers a wide variety of ambience settings to get you into a productive mood
  • keeps distractions to a minimum by blocking apps (i.e. social media)
  • limits interactions with the UMO app through simplistic system design

With its companion app, UMO:

  • tracks your productivity progress and provides insight
  • offers a wide variety of ambience settings to get you into a productive mood
  • keeps distractions to a minimum by blocking apps (i.e. social media)
  • limits interactions with the UMO app through simplistic system design

With its companion app, UMO:

  • tracks your productivity progress and provides insight
  • offers a wide variety of ambience settings to get you into a productive mood
  • keeps distractions to a minimum by blocking apps (i.e. social media)
  • limits interactions with the UMO app through simplistic system design

With its companion app, UMO:

  • tracks your productivity progress and provides insight
  • offers a wide variety of ambience settings to get you into a productive mood
  • keeps distractions to a minimum by blocking apps (i.e. social media)
  • limits interactions with the UMO app through simplistic system design

With its companion app, UMO:

  • tracks your productivity progress and provides insight
  • offers a wide variety of ambience settings to get you into a productive mood
  • keeps distractions to a minimum by blocking apps (i.e. social media)
  • limits interactions with the UMO app through simplistic system design 

“Professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
—excerpt from Deep Work by Cal Newport

“Professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
—excerpt from Deep Work by Cal Newport

“Professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
—excerpt from Deep Work by Cal Newport

“Professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”

—excerpt from Deep Work by Cal Newport

—OUR SOLUTION

—OUR SOLUTION

—OUR SOLUTION

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—HOW DOES UMO WORK?

—HOW DOES UMO WORK?

—HOW DOES UMO WORK?

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—CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

—CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

—CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

—CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

—RESEARCH

—RESEARCH

—RESEARCH

To understand our users’ needs and wants, we conducted research on how overworking affects our target audiences’ wellbeing, the methods they equip to counteract the negative impacts, as well as available solutions currently in the market.

The result of our research determined that the design of the UMO device should:

  • appear friendly and be a helpful work assistant
  • be lightweight for portability and seamless integration into the workspace
  • provide adequate information in order to discourage users from being distracted by their phones

 

To understand our users’ needs and wants, we conducted research on how overworking affects our target audiences’ wellbeing, the methods they equip to counteract the negative impacts, as well as available solutions currently in the market.

The result of our research determined that the design of the UMO device should:

  • appear friendly and be a helpful work assistant
  • be lightweight for portability and seamless integration into the workspace
  • provide adequate information in order to discourage users from being distracted by their phones

 

To understand our users’ needs and wants, we conducted research on how overworking affects our target audiences’ wellbeing, the methods they equip to counteract the negative impacts, as well as available solutions currently in the market.

The result of our research determined that the design of the UMO device should:

  • appear friendly and be a helpful work assistant
  • be lightweight for portability and seamless integration into the workspace
  • provide adequate information in order to discourage users from being distracted by their phones

 

To understand our users’ needs and wants, we conducted research on how overworking affects our target audiences’ wellbeing, the methods they equip to counteract the negative impacts, as well as available solutions currently in the market.

The result of our research determined that the design of the UMO device should:

  • appear friendly and be a helpful work assistant
  • be lightweight for portability and seamless integration into the workspace
  • provide adequate information in order to discourage users from being distracted by their phones

 

To understand our users’ needs and wants, we conducted research on how overworking affects our target audiences’ wellbeing, the methods they equip to counteract the negative impacts, as well as available solutions currently in the market.

The result of our research determined that the design of the UMO device should:

  • appear friendly and be a helpful work assistant
  • be lightweight for portability and seamless integration into the workspace
  • provide adequate information in order to discourage users from being distracted by their phones

 

The device’s main goals are to help our users focus better, avoid burnout, and effectively manage their time. We achieved a friendly appearance by creating a round, smooth, and easily portable shape for UMO. The addition of ambience settings offers us a competitive edge over our direct competitors and elevates UMO to smart-assistant status. Furthermore, we implemented gesture controls and limited the amount of information displayed on the device to avoid distracting our users as they work. In order to prevent burnout, we incorporated the popular Pomodoro technique and the Deep Work method into UMO to help our users break down their workday into chunks. Finally, by allowing our users to label their work sessions in the UMO app, the users will know exactly where their time is going and adjust their schedule accordingly.

The device’s main goals are to help our users focus better, avoid burnout, and effectively manage their time. We achieved a friendly appearance by creating a round, smooth, and easily portable shape for UMO. The addition of ambience settings offers us a competitive edge over our direct competitors and elevates UMO to smart-assistant status. Furthermore, we implemented gesture controls and limited the amount of information displayed on the device to avoid distracting our users as they work. In order to prevent burnout, we incorporated the popular Pomodoro technique and the Deep Work method into UMO to help our users break down their workday into chunks. Finally, by allowing our users to label their work sessions in the UMO app, the users will know exactly where their time is going and adjust their schedule accordingly.

The device’s main goals are to help our users focus better, avoid burnout, and effectively manage their time. We achieved a friendly appearance by creating a round, smooth, and easily portable shape for UMO. The addition of ambience settings offers us a competitive edge over our direct competitors and elevates UMO to smart-assistant status. Furthermore, we implemented gesture controls and limited the amount of information displayed on the device to avoid distracting our users as they work. In order to prevent burnout, we incorporated the popular Pomodoro technique and the Deep Work method into UMO to help our users break down their workday into chunks. Finally, by allowing our users to label their work sessions in the UMO app, the users will know exactly where their time is going and adjust their schedule accordingly.

The device’s main goals are to help our users focus better, avoid burnout, and effectively manage their time. We achieved a friendly appearance by creating a round, smooth, and easily portable shape for UMO. The addition of ambience settings offers us a competitive edge over our direct competitors and elevates UMO to smart-assistant status. Furthermore, we implemented gesture controls and limited the amount of information displayed on the device to avoid distracting our users as they work. In order to prevent burnout, we incorporated the popular Pomodoro technique and the Deep Work method into UMO to help our users break down their workday into chunks. Finally, by allowing our users to label their work sessions in the UMO app, the users will know exactly where their time is going and adjust their schedule accordingly.

The device’s main goals are to help our users focus better, avoid burnout, and effectively manage their time. We achieved a friendly appearance by creating a round, smooth, and easily portable shape for UMO. The addition of ambience settings offers us a competitive edge over our direct competitors and elevates UMO to smart-assistant status. Furthermore, we implemented gesture controls and limited the amount of information displayed on the device to avoid distracting our users as they work. In order to prevent burnout, we incorporated the popular Pomodoro technique and the Deep Work method into UMO to help our users break down their workday into chunks. Finally, by allowing our users to label their work sessions in the UMO app, the users will know exactly where their time is going and adjust their schedule accordingly.

—UNDERSTANDING THE USER

—UNDERSTANDING THE USER

—UNDERSTANDING THE USER

In order to understand our users' perspectives, we conducted a PACT analysis, user interviews, an empathy map, and a MoSCoW chart to establish our personas, determine the key pain points, and simplify the features on both our product and app through a system of priority. Furthermore, doing research on our market competitors helped ascertain what worked and what audiences found appealing. The result of research indicates that colours and ambience affect our mood and productivity level. We built the branding of UMO with the mindset of encouraging and motivating the user to complete their tasks (i.e. blue for productivity, yellow to increase happiness, etc). We also designed UMO to be more than just a soulless device. UMO can be your friend, your study buddy, or even your pet! We believe that a friendly relationship can affect the users’ willingness to interact with UMO as well as trust UMO to assist them.

In order to understand our users' perspectives, we conducted a PACT analysis, user interviews, an empathy map, and a MoSCoW chart to establish our personas, determine the key pain points, and simplify the features on both our product and app through a system of priority. Furthermore, doing research on our market competitors helped ascertain what worked and what audiences found appealing. The result of research indicates that colours and ambience affect our mood and productivity level. We built the branding of UMO with the mindset of encouraging and motivating the user to complete their tasks (i.e. blue for productivity, yellow to increase happiness, etc). We also designed UMO to be more than just a soulless device. UMO can be your friend, your study buddy, or even your pet! We believe that a friendly relationship can affect the users’ willingness to interact with UMO as well as trust UMO to assist them.

In order to understand our users' perspectives, we conducted a PACT analysis, user interviews, an empathy map, and a MoSCoW chart to establish our personas, determine the key pain points, and simplify the features on both our product and app through a system of priority. Furthermore, doing research on our market competitors helped ascertain what worked and what audiences found appealing. The result of research indicates that colours and ambience affect our mood and productivity level. We built the branding of UMO with the mindset of encouraging and motivating the user to complete their tasks (i.e. blue for productivity, yellow to increase happiness, etc). We also designed UMO to be more than just a soulless device. UMO can be your friend, your study buddy, or even your pet! We believe that a friendly relationship can affect the users’ willingness to interact with UMO as well as trust UMO to assist them.

In order to understand our users' perspectives, we conducted a PACT analysis, user interviews, an empathy map, and a MoSCoW chart to establish our personas, determine the key pain points, and simplify the features on both our product and app through a system of priority. Furthermore, doing research on our market competitors helped ascertain what worked and what audiences found appealing. The result of research indicates that colours and ambience affect our mood and productivity level. We built the branding of UMO with the mindset of encouraging and motivating the user to complete their tasks (i.e. blue for productivity, yellow to increase happiness, etc). We also designed UMO to be more than just a soulless device. UMO can be your friend, your study buddy, or even your pet! We believe that a friendly relationship can affect the users’ willingness to interact with UMO as well as trust UMO to assist them.

In order to understand our users' perspectives, we conducted a PACT analysis, user interviews, an empathy map, and a MoSCoW chart to establish our personas, determine the key pain points, and simplify the features on both our product and app through a system of priority. Furthermore, doing research on our market competitors helped ascertain what worked and what audiences found appealing. The result of research indicates that colours and ambience affect our mood and productivity level. We built the branding of UMO with the mindset of encouraging and motivating the user to complete their tasks (i.e. blue for productivity, yellow to increase happiness, etc). We also designed UMO to be more than just a soulless device. UMO can be your friend, your study buddy, or even your pet! We believe that a friendly relationship can affect the users’ willingness to interact with UMO as well as trust UMO to assist them.

—VISUAL DESIGN

—VISUAL DESIGN

—VISUAL DESIGN

  • Minimal
    a powerhouse contained in a sleek and simplistic design to meet all your needs without a learning curve
  • Motivating
    friendly and encouraging; UMO keeps you on the right track using positive reinforcements
  • Efficient
    a study buddy like no others, UMO is a: time manager, tracks progress, visualize data, provide insights, ambient mood settings, and blocks distracting apps
  • Minimal
    a powerhouse contained in a sleek and simplistic design to meet all your needs without a learning curve
  • Motivating
    friendly and encouraging; UMO keeps you on the right track using positive reinforcements
  • Efficient
    a study buddy like no others, UMO is a: time manager, tracks progress, visualize data, provide insights, ambient mood settings, and blocks distracting apps
  • Minimal
    a powerhouse contained in a sleek and simplistic design to meet all your needs without a learning curve
  • Motivating
    friendly and encouraging; UMO keeps you on the right track using positive reinforcements
  • Efficient
    a study buddy like no others, UMO is a: time manager, tracks progress, visualize data, provide insights, ambient mood settings, and blocks distracting apps
  • Minimal
    a powerhouse contained in a sleek and simplistic design to meet all your needs without a learning curve
  • Motivating
    friendly and encouraging; UMO keeps you on the right track using positive reinforcements
  • Efficient
    a study buddy like no others, UMO is a: time manager, tracks progress, visualize data, provide insights, ambient mood settings, and blocks distracting apps
  • Minimal
    a powerhouse contained in a sleek and simplistic design to meet all your needs without a learning curve
  • Motivating
    friendly and encouraging; UMO keeps you on the right track using positive reinforcements
  • Efficient
    a study buddy like no others, UMO is a: time manager, tracks progress, visualize data, provide insights, ambient mood setting, and blocks distracting apps

—MOBILE APP

—MOBILE APP

—MOBILE APP

—ONBOARDING

—ONBOARDING

—ONBOARDING

Simple and straightforward. There are only a small number of steps before you get acquainted with your new study buddy, UMO!

Simple and straightforward. There are only a small number of steps before you get acquainted with your new study buddy, UMO!

Simple and straightforward. There are only a small number of steps before you get acquainted with your new study buddy, UMO!

—DASHBOARD

—DASHBOARD

—DASHBOARD

UMO helps you keep track of all your projects and provide daily updated reports.

UMO helps you keep track of all your projects and provide daily updated reports.

UMO helps you keep track of all your projects and provide daily updated reports.

—MORE

—MORE

—MORE

UMO provides Weekly and All Time Reports to help you track and monitor your productivity rates. This tracking system allows for users to learn from their progress and improve habits over time.

UMO provides Weekly and All Time Reports to help you track and monitor your productivity rates. This tracking system allows for users to learn from their progress and improve habits over time.

UMO provides Weekly and All Time Reports to help you track and monitor your productivity rates. This tracking system allows for users to learn from their progress and improve habits over time.

—AMBIENCE

—AMBIENCE

—AMBIENCE

UMO provides light and white noise presets in order to help you study without distractions!

UMO provides light and white noise presets in order to help you study without distractions!

UMO provides light and white noise presets in order to help you study without distractions!

UMO provides light and white noise presets in order to help you study without distractions!

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