Problem and opportunity
An interdisciplinary project has two areas of design practice, infographic and user interface design. It addresses a niche of Fintech product specialized in serving college students.
A FinTech app, call Xpand, which helps college students to track, analyze and manage their assets in a novel way, while communicating and providing financial advices to motivate them to achieve their financial goals.
The project focuses on designing two fundamental pieces of a financial application, that are budgeting the present and forecasting the future.
The assignment provided a persona. It includes the who are the user, his needs and concerns and his financial data.
Occupation: SAIC senior design Student
He is independent and no longer receive financial assistance from his family. He receives loan check from college for $4,000 each semester. he currently lives in a $700 apartment with two other roommates.
Date: October 31st, 2016
College students are
Lack of financial management knowledge
No professional financial advisers
Simple financial structure
Occasional irrational consumption
How might we design a mobile application for college student to better manage their assets and enable a better financial habits?
We aim to design an app enables user to forecast the future to better budget their present.
The graph that we generated in Adobe illustrator by using Daniel’s annual expends indicates a financial crisis in the near future if he were to move into a new apartment that would cost $50 or more per month.
Prototyping and testing