Made me think of you

Square

A camera-based app that helps you tag each photo with 3 – 5 contextual reminders of why you took the photo. When you’re looking for a photo you can use this context to find the photo.

The Ask/Challenge:

The original problem was simple-ish enough: Memory gets triggered by different things. I usually take photos of these triggers. These photos are archived solely on the date they were taken and retrieving them is extremely difficult, which in a way, makes retrieving these memories hard.

It was born out of my nostalgic personality, my borderline hoarder tendencies and the crazy amount of photos I take that aren’t categorizable by current photo apps standards.

It became an exercise on product conceptualization and product development.

The Process / The Approach:

I started researching and found answers in the theory of knowledge and the neuroscience. We create knowledge via context, we associate things to other things to create context and meaning. So, the way to find a photo would be based on what it makes you think off, the people involved, the place it was taken at, why did you take it in general.

I put together an affinity map using current products that provide organization solutions to photographs. Using usertesting.com, I tried the prototype on my friends and peers and iterated on the concept and usability of my tool.

 

The Solution: This app is a work in progress. I was able to create an app that streamlines the process of creating these tags tags of associated knowledge to each photo.