What is Slate?
Slate is the companion app to the Slate Wheelchair Scale. It acts as the interface which the user interacts with the scale.
Weighing is important but very difficult for most wheelchair users.
Keeping track of weight helps prevent conditions like diabetes and heart diseases. However, wheelchair users can’t always stand on a bathroom scale. Those who can stand have poor balance and can easily trip.
What is Slate?
Slate is a scale designed for wheelchair users. It aims to blend weighing into an everyday routine.
Passively track your weight without extra effort.
How might we help users organize and visualize the data through the app?
Check your weight and your progress all in one page.
Giving you more ways to visualize progress.
Find out about how your weight has trended in the past week, month, or year.
Set a goal for yourself to contextualize progress.
A touch of delight.
Emulating an analog body scale, the weight display adds a bit of playfulness weighing.
Learn the product.
The app starts with a quick guide to set up and use the Slate Wheelchair Scale.
To keep the experience smooth and easy, we decided to keep only necessary functions that facilitate the use of the scale.
Visual Design Iterations
To determine the layout of the home screen, we explored focusing on the weight reading vs. focusing on the progress.
Many visual styles were explored to achieve a friendly but unique look. Green was used as the brand color for its connection to health and friendliness.
The final design.
The final design was chosen for its readability, friendliness, and simplicity.