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Task Pal: A Scheduling Application

Product Manager, UX Researcher and Designer

The Issue

Myself and a team of 4 other UC Berkeley computer science undergraduates wanted to create an application to help individuals with anxiety disorders cope with the stress of scheduling.

 

The Process

To create Task Pal, I worked with a team of 5 to step through the entire iterative design process until we ultimately reached an end product that we were proud of. I served as the product manager as well as the UX designer (and I helped with some of the back-end as well). I chose the color scheme, designed the logo, and designed all iterations of the user interface while making sure everyone else was on-task. I also conducted a few of the user interviews and made all of the PowerPoint deliverables that are linked to below.

The full details of our interview process, design iterations, and competitive analysis are laid out here.

 

The Results

The final product is a schedule management application that syncs with a user's Google Calendar. When users want to input a task, they provide an estimated completion time and a due date, and Task Pal will schedule it automatically - taking into account the user's preferred work habits (saved in settings) - and will also split up long tasks into smaller segments where appropriate.

Task Pal also checks in with the user when a task nears completion; if the user indicates that they have not finished, Task Pal will reschedule it automatically.

We did code a fully-functinoal product, but it is not currently live on the Android App Store. Click below to see our final deliverables: