Most of my UX work is under NDA, so i've set myself a challenge to showcase other parts of the UX process. Currently I'm treating this page a bit like a blog, adding sections as I progress.
The task I've set myself is to create a mobile application to log and record climbs at indoor climbing centres.
Indoor climbing has become increasingly popular over the last few years with new centres appearing all of the time. A recent current estimate is that there are now over 300 centres in the UK and growing.
William is 34, single, works in a design company, and spends at least 3 evenings a week at the local climbing centre, . He goes there primarily to keep fit, but but would also like to be able to attempt more difficult climbs.
Emma , 22, is a marketing student, who lives at a student residence close to a climbing centre. She has only just starting going to the centre recently with a couple of friends from University. They are all beginners and would love to be able to log their activity and offer encouragement to each other as they progress.
Isla is 14, and goes climbing with her dad. Part of the NICAS program, Isla has been going regularly to climbing lessons. She wants to be able to log all of her climbs for assessment and also see how her climbing level is progressing.
“I'd like to be able to log my climb sessions as I go or later on when I get home."
"I'd like to be able to compare sessions to see how i'm improving."
"I'd like to be able to compare the types of routes that I climb to see what areas I should focus on."
“I'd like to be able to quickly log my climbs without going into too much detail."
"I want to be able to see what my friends are up to and send them support, say if they climb a harder route or climb more routes than usual. ”
“I want to log all of the climbs I do outside of my lessons so that I can show my instructor."
"I'd like to set myself goals (e.g. climb 10 routes at grade 5+) to help me progress.”