StoicLife iOS App Prototype


To create an iOS app to help people learn and apply principles of Stoicism in a practical way. The goal is to measure fluctuations in mood and emotional outlook over time so the user can see measurable results of their progress.

The challenge was to design 8-10 screens for an app of my choosing using Sketch, a program I had not used before. This was done as a professional development challenge at work in coordination with my colleague, David Roe.


Step 1. Brainstorming concepts

During the initial stage of coming up with ideas, I used mind mapping, hand written notes, and Evernote to keep track of my ideas


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Step 2. Rough Sketching

Once I had a general ideas of the features for the app, I printed out some iPhone paper templates and began sketching layouts for screens and jotting down interactions and additional details.


Step 3. Information Architecture

Once I had my rough screens sketched out, I was able to see what screens and features needed to stay and which needed to go. I laid out my screen flow in Google Draw

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Step 4. Wireframing

Next, I started together piecing elements for the grayscale wireframes of the app on Sketch

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Step 5. Feedback from mentor

I had my boss take a look at my screens in progress and give me his feedback for areas that needed help. I re-wrote the objectives and goals of the app and re-constructed the information architecture based on his suggestions.


Step 6. Refining flow and adding UI

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