DATE: 2018 / ROLE: Research, Branding, Design, Animation
Want to change your life? Learn a new skill?
Prepare for information overload. Every friend and family member has their own opinion on what’s best for you. Googling your issue will leave you swimming in blogs and websites selling you life-changing snake oil. You can’t waste time reading every confusing title from the self-help section of the bookstore.
Where should you start?
You need simple, limited recommendations that you can trust on where to begin to improve yourself.
Starter Pack is the modern upgrade to your high school home economics class. A web repository of intangible life skill resources.
Choose a life skill to improve.
Unpack our curated books, websites, and app recommendations. Follow the 1-2-3 path for our favorite tools for beginners.
Utilize proven motivation strategies to form a new habit.
Selling a person rather than a strategy • Feels shady
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Clean & organized • Expensive • Too many options
Bad Example Good Example
Too many stock photos with no actionable steps • Extremely simple • Highlights recommendations
Keep it simple:
Avoid content marketing with too much text and photos
Provide a breadth of resources while highlighting a few
Starter Pack users will be younger with less life experience. They may be in school or in the middle of a major life change. They will tend to be tech savvy people who will actually use digital resources. Our users will especially be people with the energy and smarts to learn a new skill on their own, but who don’t know where to begin or how to stay on track.
Starter Pack users want to feel assured the tools they choose are what professionals would recommend. They want to stay committed to improvement by picking one specific strategy and not overloading themselves with distractions.
The Starter Pack logo was chosen to represent a pack or chest that you might receive as a beginner in a video game. The logo signifies the resources you unpack on the website when starting your quest for life improvement.
LINK – Invision Prototype
Collaborate with front-end developer to create live website
Include more categories: Sleep, Nutrition, Mental Health, Organization, etc.
Gather team to research and interview category experts on resources
Add tracking feature for improvement path progress and saving resources
It’s better to be simple with purpose than complex without reason. The login, account creation, and quiz features originally planned weren’t needed for the majority of users. Instead, let users access the value and content without added bloat.