Seed Collector Mobile App

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Customer Problem

Seed collectors on a forestry team need to be able to track and monitor the seeds they collect and store in their seed banks. Seed collectors mainly need to be able to document seed species, seed collecting time periods, and any potential threats to a collection site.

Business Goal

Terraformation has a goal of selling 10,000 seed banks to their partners. The Seed Collector Mobile App was meant to pair with the Seed Bank Sensor Kit Display, as software to support partners after they receive their seed banks.

Role

Product Designer

Programs:

Figma

Team:

Terraformation Seeds Team (Product)

Collaborated with the Lead Designer and Product Manager

User Research

Target Users:

Since Terraformation is a startup, the company doesn't have much of an external user base to pull from - so the design team used our own Forestry Team members as the measuring stick for the user needs that have to be fulfilled. After conducting preliminary interviews with members of the Forestry team, we realized the people would be using the Seed Collector Mobile App are Seed Collectors (people who collect native seeds out in the field and drop them off at their seed bank to be stored for eventual out-planting).

Feedback Loop:

Our team set up weekly meetings to share designs with the Forestry team to ensure that our designs were providing value and meeting their needs. The Seed Collector App had already been previously designed and we were tasked on making the experience more intuitive and valuable to the Seed Collectors. A common complaint that was heard was the current app created extra work for them to document seeds in the field and went against their current system of documenting seeds in the field. We gained many valuable insights from these meetings that directly translated into the creation of the flows below. Some of the key takeaways from these meetings were:

1. Users wanting to view sites on a map in order to orient themselves 

2. The desire to import past data from their database in order to leverage information from past collections

3. Being able to view all their seed collection information in one spot

4. The ability to easily add new entries without having to enter in redundant information

Solution

Building an intuitive seed collecting app that allow seed collectors to document and monitor seed species, seed collecting time periods, and any potential threats to collection sites. 
 

**The flows below are my contributions to this app, not the Seed Collector app experience in full.

Flows

Displaying seed collection sites and data associated with seeds on a map
Add GPS Point
Search for GPS Point/Drop a Pin
Add New Seed Collection
 
Map View

Displaying seed collection sites and data associated with seeds on a map

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My Seed Collections

Add GPS Point

Documenting GPS points of seeds while seed collecting in the field is critical for planning future sed collections and gathering data about when seeds are mature, or ready to be collected. 

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Search GPS Point/Drop A Pin

This feature allows the user to search for a GPS point on a site map and document a specific location.

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Add New Seed Collection

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