This was my personal favorite project of the semester. I was able to create an app that I was very interested in and explore UI/UX design. My idea stemmed from my love of music and behavioral analysis. Trying to find out why we do what we do… and what that means about who we are.
The guidelines were that we must draw from a hat and select a random social media site. I picked Chat Roulette. We were instructed to incorporate that specific app’s mechanisms into our new app. So, with Chat Roulette’s mechanisms in mind, I created the app called “ambedo”. Ambedo is an app that tracks your daily habits, movements, and location to provide a personalized song for your day. Ambedo analyzes your behaviors and makes assumptions about what music would best fit who you are based off your daily patterns. It works by using your location, Bluetooth, and background data to build a user profile. With the users permission, each day it gathers new data. It tracks things such as your spending habits, screen time, messages, phone calls, sleep pattern, miles traveled, heart rate and more to calculate your statistics throughout the day. Upon opening the app, the user is prompted to spin in order to find out your song of the day. After using the spinner at the beginning, you will receive your generated song of the day. It will be categorized under your current location. Under the song, you will find a description. The user can then click find out more to see how information on how it relates to their behavior that day. Your songs are stored in your music library and organized by date and location. The user can view past tracks and the descriptions to review and revisit what they did on any given day. The stats page offers more in-depth insight into your behaviors, containing information on your sleep pattern, driving, fitness, activity, purchases, and daily screen time.
Ambedo (noun): A kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—briefly soaking in the experience of being alive, an act that is done purely for its own sake.*