Amae is a utility app for busy parents. Amae helps parents to manage their time, learn about parenting and get help easily and quickly.
UX / UI
- Project Manager
- UX / UI / Ix Designer
- Kaitlyn Andres
- Akshay Chawla
- Aditya Mawlankar
- Robert Michels
- Dawood Shafqat
This project was a design exercise to create a user interface mockup. It was created for an interface design course that focused on goal-oriented design. Consequently, a big part of the project was identifying user needs within a particular domain, and designing a product that helps the users achieve their goals.
Our domain was that of young parents. With our design, we tried to create an app that helps parents coordinate their parenting tasks, as well as get help easily and quickly when in need.
The dashboard helps parents with their most frequent tasks. Parents can coordinate recurring tasks, such as diaper changes, as well as scheduled events, such as doctor’s appointments.
With the nanny feature, users can browse for and book nearby nannies. Their profiles show ratings and reviews, their skills, and more information. Users can also easily rebook previously booked nannies.
Learn features curated articles, relevant news as well as community discussions. This helps parents as well as nannies learn more about child-rearing and provides a parenting community to engage with.
The chat feature doubles as an easy way to stay in touch with other caretakers, as well as a way to organize. Through chat, parents can assign tasks to each other, as well as book and manage an appointment with a nanny.
The project was developed in 4 months by a team of 5. I was the project manager, as well as one of the UX and UI designers. Our process began with brief domain brainstorming, followed by an ethnography study to better understand our users. After coming up with personas and multiple concept ideas, we focused on Amae. We then designed our product. For this, we designed many artifacts, such as flowcharts, wireframes, user journey maps, interaction patterns, and a style guide. In the last stages, we performed user testing and refinement. An outcome of this was that we dropped a health feature we had previously planned to include. Finally, we created a product website to present our final design.
One of our core challenges throughout the design process was making the app safe. One of our solutions was the design of the nanny experience. Nannies can learn and get certified through the ‘Learn’ feature. Their thorough profiles feature ratings, reviews, and skills, to allow parents to find the best nanny for their needs. Parents can see what tasks a nanny has completed, call them at any time, and report a nanny. These features aim to maximize transparency to create a safe experience.