Prana's aim is to balance the human body chakras to relieve anxiety and stress.

Prana

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Overview

Prana is an app that helps the user balance chakras base on their feelings and emotions.
Prana's purpose is to help people cope with anxiety and stress in this competitive world. The idea behind the concept was to bridge 2 eras of ancient and modern science. Focusing on the energy centers (chakras) to help heal oneself.

Project details

Time - 4 months
Tools - Adobe XD
             Adobe Illustrator
Role - UI/UX designer

Introduction

Prana is a platform on which users can journal what they are feeling and the app will help balance the chakras based on the data received.
The significance of the platform is to build awareness of the importance of the 7 energy centers in the human body.

Chakras are the energy centers located in specific regions in our body. They carry information regarding the emotions you hold and are manifestations of how your surroundings affect you. There are seven chakras in a human body, each having its importance and area of focus. Each of these chakras is discussed in the next section.

What are Chakras?

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Research

According to popular belief, the basic human chakra system consists of seven chakras stretching from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. The term chakra appears to have originated in the Hindu Vedas. The chakra structure originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC, when the earliest yoga books, the Vedas, were written. But most Indian scholars consider that the chakra system was much older than that. Pranic Healing is a basic, but strong and efficient non contact energy healing system. It is founded on the basic tenet that the body is a self-repairing organ with the inherent capacity to heal itself.

User Research

Responses collected

88

77%

Know about chakras

50%

Meditate daily

75%

Interested in a platform to learn

Here are some user personas to understand the possible scenarios and to see which functions could be useful.

Personas

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Application flow

Keeping the process simple, here is the application flow to help get an early glance at the features from the home screen.

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After visualizing the task flow, and creating sketches and low fidelity wireframes. High-fidelity wireframes were created to visually understand more clearly.

Wireframes

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This is a guide to help design the User Interface. A calm and bold color palette is chosen to meet the essence and feeling of chakras.

Style guide

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Once the flow and wireframes were completed, the visual design started. Chose a look and feel that would resonate with the app and its users.

User Interface

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Learnings

Prana was a concept created for my college thesis. It was developed from a practice called Pranic healing. During the course of the project, I learned more about this practice and its significance. With the rapid increase in modern science, ancient science and practices are being forgotten and through Prana, I hope to build awareness and increase its belief in society.

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