Nudging design for sustainability: photo app prototype

Ultan Ó Broin
UX Planet
Published in
Sep 11, 2022

Here’s a video walkthrough of the FOTONS photo management app that I researched and designed for the MSc in user experience design at IADT.

Why?

Photos are stored in the cloud, and that means carbon emissions. The app uses UX design nudging (or persuasion) principles to increase positive motivation toward the environment when taking mobile photos (54,000 taken every second!). The nudging techniques used are called out during the walkthrough.

FOTONS app prototype walkthrough with Ultan Ó Broin.

How?

I applied a user-centred design process for the prototype. The video explains the research and decisions behind the design, and maybe where to go next on your UX sustainability journey.

I hope you find the walkthrough of use for your own design and sustainability work.

Ultan Ó Broin (a Dubliner) is into user experience design and sustainability.

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Ultan Ó Broin
UX Planet

Parent. Dog person. Dub. Art school UX design layabout. Experienced in digital design. 80’s hair and music. Age against the machine.