What my user research showed me was that no matter how thorough my designs, no matter how scrutinized my wireframes, there will most certainly be features I haven't thought of, or a workflow I didn't consider. I was able to incorporate several important updates to my application through the feedback I received during my research sessions.
Most participants found the task flow to be simple and intuitive; only one participant struggled to understand the flow (which could have been the fault of some of my sketches and not the workflow itself). All participants mentioned the importance of customization, and emphasized that speed and simplicity were extremely important to them in not just creating a reminder, but as reasons to continue to use the app as a whole. Participants wanted several options for creating reminders/categories, syncing, color coding, fonts, and alarms, but did not want to be forced to use them, e.g., did not want to be “forced” to create a category. Another common refrain was the importance of not making this app another thing to keep track of; it needs to sync seamlessly with other applications and users, and needs to be outdo the current applications that most participants default to (iPhone calendar, paper and pencil, etc.).
Moving forward, I suggested several design upgrades to subsequent iterations:
Display - Move newly created Reminders & Categories to the top of the list
Customization - Expand color code option to feature font selection; further customization with the ability to add pictures
Sync - add an option to quickly search for users to “tag” them in a reminder; make syncing with email and other devices seamless
Date - List date under the Reminder name (separate from alarm function)
Word count - Consider if word limits will be needed
Verbiage - Change verbiage around “Details” features for Reminders and Categories, e.g., “Describe what this category is for,” “What do you want to remember?”
Social media - Add options other than just Facebook for sign on process
Alarm - Add a feature that allows the alarm to be recurring