Before I felt like I could make my wireframes I had to sit down and decide just exactly what my app would do… at first. There are so many things the app could do but I didn’t want to over do it at first.
The first thing I did was outline the parts of a diary study. What exactly does that entail, and what activities are involved. This could be anything involved in the process – not just things the app might be able to do.
Her is my list from that exercise:
The next thing I did was get a little stuck. So I stopped myself and went back. I asked myself “What of these activities MUST this app do in order to create value?”
My answer was: This app MUST collect data from participants into a centralized location in order to be valuable.
With that settled I started to write user stories. Guides for myself and my hypothetical team that break down the app into discrete functional parts.
Doing this helped me organize my thoughts and made me realize that I needed a place to collect projects and a place to collect all the data within one project.
I created two very rough sketches of what the project list and project page might look like.