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EXHALA

honorable mention





WHAT IS EXHALA?


EXHALA is a social meditation app for all types of users looking to connect with old and new friends in a new way while practicing self care.

HYPOTHESIS: HOW MIGHT WE


How might we facilitate meditation in group settings that fosters community and long-term engagment in the form of mutual accountability and inclusive wellness practices?

team

Moe Hay Mar Kaung


ROLE
Team Lead
UX/UI Design

UX Research

TOOLS USED

Adobe Xd
Procreate

DURATION

24 hours, April 2021

PROJECT



Project: createsc 2021, University of Southern California
Parameters: How might we imagine future events and new ways to stay connected with others while abiding to social distancing standards?  Design a mobile app that enables users to build and maintain a sense of community.





BACKGROUND


As students overwhelmed with schools, jobs, and internships, we recognize the need for mental health check-ins and self care time. Thinking about healthy ways to stay connected in what has been a year full of languish and unprecedented stresses, we decided to create an app that reinvents how we socialize when apart by connecting in a deeper way. 

RESEARCH


Interviewed 10+ BIPoC students on meditation habits and goals, and meditation app usage.

PAIN POINTS





USER PERSONAS




SOLUTION





FEATURES 


After identifying users’ pain points and goals, we decided that we’d focus on 2 key features for our app:

1. Opportunity to create connections with meditation partners/communities 2. A variety of options for how a meditation session can run

DESIGN DECISIONS



more coming soon!