3Things UX/UI Design

  • Tools Illustrator, Experience Design
  • Year 2017
  • Progress Team development


How do we keep up with mindfulness, self compassion and emphathy in our day to day busy lives? Research shows that being mindful and aware about our thoughts and our emotional intelligence are the key for a better live and personal success. But a 24 hours a day is never enough with our fast paced society, and some people just forget about being compassionate to ourselves.

3Things is a greatfulness app that allows users to create an entry highlighting 3 events within their day. Simplifying our thoughts and being aware of the positivity side within our day, simple as it may be, helps us to appreciate the simple things in our lives.

The scope of the application includes one image upload to fit with the highlight idea of the app. A twenty four hour editable "current" entry and past entries are viewable and sharable for social media accounts. Furthermore, to help with the users coming up with ideas, the app stores different types of day to day event questions that will help them start an entry.

Logo design process started with the idea of 'childhood happiness' and the number three as it is significant for the app. This theme gave me the idea of balloons, where receiving a balloon as a kid feels like having a new companion or a friend. I decided to morph the three balloons visually close enough to a three, a heart, and a balloon to make it less obvious.

Surface design features four different fun color schemes including the default color scheme. The interchangeable color scheme creates a personalized effect for users to enjoy and it creates a sense of mood for users. This systematic idea is taken from current journal trends especially the fun aspects of journals within the "scrapbooking trends."