In today’s world college students studying virtually face many new problems such as Zoom fatigue, low motivation and overwhelming stress. Many students have also expressed how hard it is to stay focused at home with distractions such as phones, family, and busy environments. In order to help students stay motivated and focused while studying we decided to develop an app that allows students to keep track of their study goals and schedule specific intervals devoted to studying. We conducted a survey and found that 70% of students prefer to study alone rather than in a group. Using this information we decided to build an app targeted towards the individual and their personal goals and focus.
From our research, it is found that students have a lack of concentration due to the limits of resources and frameworks in learning which would allow the students to become motivated (Raiman, p.35). According to another study, by Halley Sutton, showed similar results. In the study, Sutton stated that there is no one to help hold account when students are in college (Sutton, p.1). These results show that there is no platform where students are able to focus build upon their goals.
Stay focused and reduce stress while working from home, meeting virtually – Halley Sutton
Effects of e-learning on students’ motivation – Safiyeh Rajaee Harandi
Our app is centered around a calendar that keeps track of assignments, deadlines, meetings, and study goals. There is also a timer that allows the student to start studying and keep studying until it’s time for a dedicated water/relax break. The student can create alerts for their upcoming goals and events and organize these all in one place. The app also turns off notifications from other apps in order to keep the student focused and minimize distractions. Finally, there is a Goal List that shows the user’s goals for the week that the user can check off as they complete them. These features help keep students organized, focused and feel motivated as they complete their study goals.
Designing a cohesive identity
After we were satisfied with the structure of our application, we wanted to proceed with the visual system. Our goals here were to pivot around a simple colour palette complimented by modern elements.
“It was a great and fun project to work on! Love to work with the team again!”
– Bobby Wu