It was suggested to have an about section offering support to those unsure of how to use my guide to its full potential. I have aimed to use an intuitive design so the guide is clear and simple to follow, however some users may require additional support. Through research I found Nike+ has a section labelled ‘How This Plan Works’, I propose to add something similar to my project.
Conducting research is highly important when working on projects; it is essential to be aware of existing materials, critically evaluating what works well and what doesn’t and reflecting upon this.
For my graduate project, I collaborated with Lewis Brown, who helped me with the training plans content. Lewis is studying (MSc) Sports and Exercise Science so has relevant experience in the sporting sector. He provided me with 15 week beginner, intermediate and advance marathon training plans. I added his content to my database and programmed my website so that the charts pull in the appropriate data dependant on the users chosen plan and the selected week.
This is the chosen logo for my project, it will feature in the navigation bar of my website as well as in promotions (print and social media).
View logo on Behance – https://www.behance.net/gallery/37998005/PULSE-Logo
I identified these problems with existing guide, of which I propose to solve within my graduate project. I propose to create a more visual guide, and will explore different design solutions to achieve this. I propose to display the guide clearly with the use of little text to make it extremely easy to users to follow. I propose to motivate users through integrating Strava’s API and pulling in user running activities to determine whether they can progress to the next weeks.
For my graduate project, I intend to produce an interactive training guide for runners. The guide will be in the form of a website, it will be horizontally scrolling and will employ a simplistic, timeline design, clearly guiding users through the training plan. From research, I found that most existing plans are displayed in a table, some are also highly text based and thus this can be quite mundane for users. I propose to produce a more unique, visually appealing training guide for runners. The duration of the guide will depend on the chosen distance, however the plan lengths will adhere to common conventions.
Strava’s API will be integrated into the website, Strava is a popular social fitness application that allows users to track their activities, providing various spatial,
temporal and biometric data such as time, distance,
pace and elevation etc. I propose to create a training guide to work alongside Strava; the website will pull in their Strava data and users would only be able move on to the next week of the guide once they have completed all the set runs. This will hopefully encourage users to stick to the training plan and motivate them to get all the set runs completed.