Smart Sparrow is an education technology company with an adaptive learning platform. Their client was a group at The University of Arizona researching online training in Emotional Intelligence for the U.S. Military. Working with a team of Learning Designers, I conducted user research into the target audience that demonstrated a need to appeal to a population forced to do monotonous online training frequently. We decided on a quantified-self model to encourage daily use and make the app more sticky. Similar to the culture of physical training or "PT" that military personnel practice every morning, we positioned this as a daily practice for the mind.
I then created the UI and visual design for the product. The user interface mirrors the underlying curriculum structure and allows for linear sequences, dependencies, and choose-your-own-adventure exploration. User data aggregates over time to show progress and is displayed in a dashboard panel on the homepage. Colored smoke is employed as a persistent visual theme throughout to designate shifting emotional states.
UX-UI / visual design / data visualization