The concept for the Jackbird app came from a mythical creature I daydreamed about with my dad as a child. A magical bird whose tail never touches the ground no matter how high it flew- the Jackbird.
When it comes to general habit trackers, I found there were not a lot of "gamified" options. I wanted to create something that was both kid and adult friendly, motivated users to participate daily, and followed an inspiring story.
The Jackbird app design was a personal project where I had a chance to play with more character-focused app design. The goal of the project was to create an enticing habit tracker that transported users to a magical world.
Created using: Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, & Procreate
I started by brainstorming what the goal of the app would be. I wanted to make it fun and magical, so users of all ages would be able to enjoy tracking their goals.
I worked on developing the Jackbird's life stages for the different levels of the app and developed a rainbow color palette.
The final branding of the app included a simple logo where most of the focus could rest on the color and characters.
I used the onboarding experience as an opportunity to introduce users to the Jackbird character and let them know a few of the features the app entails.
While creating your account, you have the option to customize how the app will work with you to reach your goal. The process ends with the user naming their baby Jackbird who is about to hatch before their eyes!
The homescreen of the app shows the Jackbird's home with user progress on the side panel. Users can log their progress daily.
The app also contains a timer feature, in case the user's goal or habit needs to be timed, and a calendar view showing both weekly and monthly progress.
Overall, my Jackbird app design allowed me to explore fun cartoon characters, a rainbow color palette, and the intricacies of gamified app design.