Moon & Back - Long Distance Relations App

UX & UI of an app to help long distance couples stay connected. Involves a small scale user research, a user journey, persona, product design thinking and presentation

User Research

UX & UI

Design Thinking

In 2021, long-distance has become the norm

Problem Statement

How may we help long-distance couples connect and create emotional intimacy by spending quality time online in one cohesive space?

Scope

24 Hours, User research,
3 pro reviews & one
wholesome project

Moon & Back was made with myself & another amazing student in 24 hours as a response to a Protothon challenge. We worked collaboratively together in each phase. Our personal deliverables includes: User interviews & Surveys, user journey, prototyping main features and a wholesome flirty presentation to suit Valentines Day . Our goal was to have grounded user research supporting the project, have 3 professional designers in the field provide critique, high fidelity prototype. We personally reached out to graduated students that work at places like Facebook to make this project the best it can be.

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User Research

We need to Break up
because we have...

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Lack of Quality time & Activites

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Inability to meet up

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Miscommunication

Through interviews and our survey (23 respondents) identified these three main pain points. The below is how the methods they use that are effective

Can we?

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Call & Video chat more?

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Do online activities?

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Send daily photos & memes?

Our Interviewers said:

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We identified these needs:

Provide long distance couples privacy & their own personal space to define their own intimacy

Motivate long-distance couples to connect and resolve their miscommunication

Design fun & Interactive game/activities to bring more excitement & freshness

Personalized service of features need to be included for couples to express
their loves or affections, as some couples do have trouble expression affection.

Our Solution

A swiss army knife for long distance relationships to chat, archive your memories , play games and level up your love in from of a mobile app

Persona & User Journey

Simon & Thomas are in 1 year long-distance relationship. Thomas is mad at Simon because he can't meet up as promised on Valentine's day.

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"Love you to
The Moon & Back"

Chat with your Long Distance Loved one in
a meaningful way all in one place

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“There will always be
sunshine & Rainbow
in our chatrooms”

Chat with your Long Distance Loved one in
a meaningful way all in one place

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“VideoCall &Have fun”"

Video call can be more than small talks!
Play a quick game with your loved ones.

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"Schedule an Online Date"

Don't have any online date ideas?
We got you covered with a list of activities!

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"Level Up Your Love"

How in love are you this week? We provide
suggestions, rewards for leveling up & stats.
Plus, take care of your virtual puppy together

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Reflect

This project brought a lot of insight on how development of a product can be done from start to prototyping. We received a lot of critiques on how may we present this application and how our solution was fairing. Our application worked to solve a list of needs that would need to be developed in detail. Overall, it showed the benefits of working with an individual with the same energy and passion matched with my own.