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Meco is a project management mobile app meant for smaller, very collaborative groups that aims to resolve common issues in group work.

*Case study and project is still being worked on. Links and images will continue to update until the end of October
Project Timeline
July 2020 - August 2020 • 2 months

Project Type
Personal Project

Project Responsibilities
User Research, Research Questionnaire, Personas, Interface Design, System Mapping, Prototyping

Holly Yoon, Georgia Bellingham, Myself


Group projects can be difficult, especially with larger numbers. Various issues can arise in group settings.

Below are some common issues that occur in group projects.

Design Challenge

How might we design a solution that solves the negative experiences that arise in group work and in collaboration?


Our goal is to make group work less of a hassle by creating a solution to relieve the difficulties of collaborating with other people. Our solution would save people from frustration, letting them complete group tasks efficiently.

Journey Map

Group Brainstorming

As a group we brainstormed common issues in group work based on our personal experiences
Came up with possible user needs to resolve these issues
Generated potential questions to ask users to under the dynamics and the difficulty of group work


Research Questionnaire

Find the user research questionnaire here → 

🗝 Important Note about Questionnaire

The questionnaire was sent out to 14 select university students of different programs. We acknowledge that this is a small portion of people to survey and therefore could have created a bias in our overall responses.
Questionnaire Responses

Find the top responses to all the questions here

🗝 Highlights from Questionnaire

Question #3

In your experience, rank the most frustrating issues that might arise in group work. 1 being the most frustrating, 5 being the least frustrating.


• General miscommunication
• Unequal contribution
• Colliding opinions
• Missing deadlines
• Scheduling onflicts

Question #4

Rank the organization methods that you find most effective in group work or collaboration. 1 being the most effective, 5 being the least effective.


• Ability to share files
• Shared calendar for meeting
• Messaging platform
• Folder spaces
• Notifications for deadlines


Based on the user questionnaire, we came up with two kinds of people that might struggle with group work. We pulled quotes from users’ responses to the last question of the questionnaire.

Struggles, Goals, App Feature

From our personas, we noted possible struggles and goals that these users would want out of such an app.

Find them here

Market Analysis

Based on the user questionnaire, we reviewed top platforms for communication and file sharing. 

Find the comparison here 
We that found communication and file sharing to be important in group work, which is why we considered these kinds of platforms in our research.

With the research, we wanted to highlight the key and helpful components of each platform.

System Map

Initial System Map


As a group, we realized that the pages and content could be more concise or simply unnecessary. For example, the vision board could only be of use to groups of certain programs such as design. It would likely not be needed in other types of projects. We also realized the importance of being able to join multiple groups at once, which we added in our revision.

Final System Map

Visual System

Mood Boarding for Visual System

Final Visual System 

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Final Solution

Easy Onboarding

Access new workspaces by requesting a 6-digit code from the workspace administrator.

Team & Direct Chat

Conveniently toggle to access team and direct messages.

Automatic Suggestions

Schedule meetings quickly with automated events.

Shared Files

Access your workspace’s shared collection of files to reduce the time ebtween switching from other platforms.

Final Takeaways

What I Learned

🗝 To make sure that Desktop Figma’s colour space is sRGB and NOT unmanaged 😅

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