For my final major project at university, we were asked to think about our themes in question form. My theme being ‘growth’, I was asked to consider how we can design a tool to measure this. Steering away from the typical forms of recording growth, such has weight or height, I decided to look into how we can record personal growth and development through technology.
The Application ‘Sprout’ was designed to record your personal growth through your own virtual garden. Achievements are laid out and adapted to each individual, specifying certain milestones or goals. Once these have been achieved and evidenced, the application rewards the user with currency in the form of building blocks, animals, tress and houses in order to build and grow their own garden. The more you keep growing and achieving, the bigger and more interactive your garden is.
These gardens could then be shared with friends and family to provoke competition and drive.