Canoodo — Nurturing Good Habits
The aim of this project was to use our psychology and technology knowledge to create a useful mobile application. We decided that we would like to help people with goal setting and habit formation. Through the process of background research, user studies, and design, we designed Canoodo, which aims to aid users in changing their behaviours and creating new habits, helping them achieve their personal goals.
Canoodo is a mobile application which helps users to break their various goals down into daily tasks. As they achieve these daily goals, they have the opportunity to acknowledge their progress and to begin to form habits around these tasks. This fragmenting of larger goals into achievable daily tasks/goals can make the overall challenge less intimidating for the user. Users are given the option to set goals to repeat, in order to help them to form a routine. They can also share any or all of their goals with friends, adding an element of accountability. Within the app, users have a homepage featuring blog posts and videos they may be interested in, as well as their own personal trends in terms of goals. The app has an interface which is easy to use, sharing design similarities with popular existing apps.
User testing using on the prototype for Canoodo received positive feedback. Users found the screens simple to navigate and found the icons easy to understand. 100% of people surveyed rated the app as being of high or very high quality. 62% of participants stated that Canoodo is an app that they probably need themselves.