Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is fun but hard to master. Being able to protect yourself and your family by learning fighting techniques is important to some people. In BJJ, everyone starts as a white belt and works their way through the belt ranks to reach black belt. The belt ranks are as follows: White, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black. To reach black belt, can take on average 7-10 years. During that time, there is a lot fall off, that results in a high percentage of people who will never reach black belt. I wanted to know what motivated people to start training, and what caused them to stop training.
HMW: How might we help people who train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stay motivated and keep training longer?
Solution: Journey, an app that will help users keep track of all the classes they attend. Users can also track how many classes they have left until their next promotion.
Artifact: Wireframes, Mockups, Prototype
My Role: UX Designer, UI Designer
Why I did this project: I've been training BJJ for about 5+ years and I've seen my fair share of people start and stop. I wanted to do a little side project just to gain a better understanding of why people stop training. I myself have taken time off, but I always went back to train. Either I stopped due to injuries, family stuff, or school culture at the end of it, I went back. With my assumptions in hand, I created this app design to help people show their BJJ training progress. I felt that if you allowed people to see where they are, and add a gamification element to it, maybe people would stay motivated and train longer.
Link to clickable prototype: https://cloud.protopie.io/p/efb8480c70
A few sketches of the project. I always start with sketches!
Here a few screen shots of the final images
Video of the prototype.