1Minute Workouts

Mobile exercise app designed to help people that sit all day develop healthy activity habits.

Interaction Design | Visual Design | Swift Development [2017]

Design Brief

Over the past few years there have been several studies out concluding that people who sit all day are at higher risk of having health issues... sitting slows metabolism, calorie burn etc. They go on to recomend a simple solution: Get up and move around for at least 20 seconds every hour and get at least 15 minutes of activity a day.

Quite frankly, when I frist read this it scared me. So, I set out to create an app to help people a) get off their butts every hour and b) build the habit of exercise.

Yes, it's another workout app, but, it's about being healthier not about how you look on the beach. If anything it's a gateway into working out more seriously, but not a work out app in and of itself. It promotes getting at least 15 minutes of activity a day and the concept of getting up and moving around every hour. Interestingly other research also says that you don't have to get all of your activity in a single workout, you can break it up over the course of the day... 1Minute Workouts allows you to do that as well, breaking up the daily recommended activity into easily digestible chunks.

User Group(s)

I created a provisional persona to help guide my design decisions based on the goals and needs I perceived a user in this situation might have... a situation that I can easily relate to as I'm very much like Jim. I work at a desk all day and while I've always been athletic in my youth I've found it difficult to find the time and maintain an exercise program of any consistency.

Design Concepts

Workflow Definition

Design Sketches

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