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The challenge:
When it comes to concentrating on a task, some people find it more challenging than others, but for the population of adults with ADHD, this is a daily struggle that comes with many moments of frustration and can even lead to depression. In the app market, there are many tools for kids with ADHD, but very few are designed with an adult with ADHD in mind.  
The main challenge of this project is improving the time management experience so they can have a better quality of life, make task achievements on time possible, and without adding stress. 
Solution:
Focally, a task organization timer app that helps users keep concentrated on their task at hand. A visually appealing timer that will also work with Beta and alpha frequencies audio that help the mind focus from daily distractions. 
This tool will be created for adults with ADHD and their specific needs, but it will easily apply to users with autism, anxiety disorders, educator, students, and workers of all kinds of industries who need help focusing on tasks.
My Design Process:
1EMPATHIZE
Research: 
My research plan was divided into 3 parts: call interviews with adults with ADHD of my community, contacting Adhd adults from online community forums chats, and a google form questionnaire. All questions were aimed to explore their personal struggles living with ADHD. The participant's ages ranged from 18 to 60 years old.
Research findings: 
Base on these results, It seems that the adult ADHD population's main problem Is keeping the focus on a task that doesn't stimulate their dopamine levels or gives them a feeling of excitement or novelty. Other factors that are helpful for them are music, nature, and creating art. Most of them agree that it would be very beneficial for them to have a productivity tool that would keep them on task.    

Miguel 25

  • Art director at an Ad agency 

  • He needs help in organizing his task and better manages time.

  • Busy working life

       Single\

Lucy, 37

  • Works as secretary (Full-time)

  • Is a Business Student (MBA)

  • He needs help focusing on tasks and better manage time with her studies and lectures.

  • Busy work/ study life

  • Not married but has a partner (no kids)

Laurel, 29

  • Mother of two kids

  • Realtor 

  • ADHD diagnosis at 25

  • Needs for focusing on work

  • Has anxiety and forgets to take breaks

  • Married

2DEFINE
Users' needs

A tool that provides:

  • Helpful audio the induces concentration

  • Visual attractive tool: Help keep track of time. 

  • An organizer of tasks

  • A distraction stopper: keep those distracting apps off.

3IDEATE
Goals:
 
To design a tool that is designed for the ADHD adult, friendly to use,  and that will keep the users concentrated on the task at hand stress-free.
 
The goal for business: Get users addicted to the feeling of productivity and time management stress-free. Users tend to share good experiences with friends and family and that's what Focally will give them, an experience of positive change in their way of living.
 
The goal for users: Focus on the task at hand and make the best use of their time. 
4PROTOTYPE
Low Fi Wireframes
Branding/ design look:
5TEST

Play with the final design prototype below or here.

Timer 

What to expect from this app?
 
This will be an organization and productivity tool timer. It will help all its users keep concentrating on their task or activity with audio frequencies that will help the brain focus.
 
The premium version will have a guided meditation audio playlist, a bigger variety of playlist with alpha and beta frequencies, exercise videos to keep the body moving and healthy, and daily productivity tips.
For a busy mind in this busy life sometimes you just need a little help keeping yourself in check and in time. 
Work
Study 
Exercise
Meditate
Read
Organize daily tasks