Designing a Better Mobile Budgeting App
Foundry is a concept for a budgeting app where users can record transactions, track spending, and manage saving goals in real time.
The goal of this project was to create an app concept that would provide a customizable budget, add a social aspect, and track savings goals all in one place.
I provided ideation and branding for this project, and produced final designs for a logo, an app icon, and three views.
Tools: Adobe XD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Color, Unsplash, Zondicons
To research this project, I tested existing mobile and web-based budgeting apps. I noticed limited flexibility and customization, and discovered that most budgeting apps focus on spending limits more than saving goals.
The initial design for this app concept focused on three main interfaces: the profile, the budgets, and settings.
Users can navigate between each budget category within the budget view by swiping left or right. This updates the data set without having to navigate out of the view.
The ability to share goals and budgeting/saving tips on the user's profile was also an important part of the app, to create a sense of community and accountability.